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Georgian Rings

ANTIQUE 22K GOLD MINIATURE PORTRAIT KING CHARLES I ROYALIST MEMORIAL RING c1650

6,125.00

An antique English, high carat gold (tests around 22 carat) Royalist supporter's memorial ring, set with a hand painted enamel miniature portrait of King Charles I. Housed in a box of the period (maybe a little later).

After the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649, commemorative jewellery such as this ring was produced and worn as a sign of allegiance to the Royalist cause.

Wow - an incredibly scarce, immensely collection piece of history...a true museum piece - these don't come along for sale very often!

CONDITION: Expected signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Shallow denting to bezel, band & back of head. Some fading & surface loss to miniature - please see pictures for overall condition. Some wear to box, closure doesn't function. 

DATE/MARKS: Around 1650/80. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: Head 11 x 9 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

RING SIZE: N or 7 US (can be resized within reason).

WEIGHT: Approx. 1.6 grams unboxed.

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