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A Knot Motif Posy Ring Inscribed "Vertue. © The Trustees of the British Museum. A posy ring was popular in the & century and was engraved with a "posy phrase".

Gold posy ring with inscription. Decorated on the exterior with a winged heart, foliage and a lover's knot. Very small. "Tho absent yet constant"

Gold posy ring with inscription. Decorated on the exterior with a winged heart, foliage and a lover's knot. "Tho absent yet constant"

Gold posy ring, inscribed on the outside of the hoop in French, 'UNG TEMPS VIANDRA' and on the inside '+MON DESIR ME VAILLE', Western Europe, possibly made in France, early 16th century, Historical significance: Rings with amatory inscriptions can be found from the fourteenth century and would have served as love gifts, bethrothal and wedding rings.

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Woman’s gold ‘poesy’ ring inscribed: ung temps viandra (a time will come) - mon desir me vaille (my longing keeps me awake).

Mourning-ring; gold, with circular bezel containing enamelled skull (death's head) surrounded by the Latin legend: FOELIX CONCORDIA FRATRUM. The shoulders of the hoop are scrolled and ornamented with white and green enamel. At the back of the bezel are three engraved letters, H, above I and A. No maker's mark.

gold, with circular bezel containing enamelled skull (death's head) surrounded by the Latin legend: FOELIX CONCORDIA FRATRUM.

Finger ring or posy ring; c. 1470; museum of London.

Title: Finger ring or posy ring; 1470 Description: A gold finger ring or posy ring from the mid to late medieval period.

Gold posy ring, 'Content is a continuall tresure', circa 17th - 18th century.

Post Medieval gold decorated 'Content is a continuall tresure' posy ring, circa - century AD

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“This enamelled gold mourning ring commemorates the death of Samuel Nicholets of Hertfordshire who died on 7th July 1661, as is recorded in the inscription inside the ring. The ring is hollow, and a lock of hair curls around within it, visible through the openwork of the enamelled decoration of skulls and coats of arms.”

This enamelled gold mourning ring commemorates the death of Samuel Nicholets of Hertfordshire who died on July 1661

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Posy ring with pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the century.

17th century gold poesy ring with traces of enamel, the hoop engraved with a hare, a hound, a hind, a fly, and plants, inscribed on the inside 'LOYALTE NE PEUR' - loyalty not fear.

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17th century gold poesy ring with traces of enamel, the hoop engraved with a hare, a hound, a hind, a fly, and plants, inscribed on the inside 'LOYALTE NE PEUR' - loyalty not fear.

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