ANTIQUE 22K GOLD ENGLISH POSY HEART RING c1700 - "BY GODS DECREE WE BOTH SO AGREE"
An antique solid 22 carat gold (tests thereabouts or higher) posy / 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: 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 (not easily resized).