ANTIQUE ENGLISH POSY RING WITH HEART - BY GODS DECREE WE BOTH SO AGREE c1700
An antique English, solid 22 carat gold (tests thereabouts or higher) posy or poesy ring, inscribed 'By Gods decree [we bot]th so agree'. With a later applied heart set with a turquoise cabochon.
A lovely early sentimental ring - wearable and very collectable!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Probable old sizing which has removed a few letters from the posy, see above.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1680/1700. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Band 3.2 mm wide, heart 9.5 x 8.8 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: T or 10 US (easily sized within reason).
WEIGHT: Approx. grams.