Mourning Ring Mourning Ring

Three gold mourning rings dated  1682, 1708, and 1700. These modest rings, which take the form of gold bands with the inscription of the deceased details on the inner surface, are high carat (probably 18-20 carat), and it is thus surprising that they have survived.  One of them has the unmistakeable medieval sentiment: "Prepare to Follow" added to the name of the deceased.

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Last modified 29 September 2011