ANTIQUE ENGLISH 15K GOLD AGATE ANTELOPE CREST SIGNET RING c1865 YATES ROYAL NAVY
An antique English 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts, seal section appears to be heavily gold filled) signet ring, with a shield shaped agate seal engraved with an antelope crest. Inscribed to the inner shank 'C.E. Yates R.N. (Royal Navy) Killed October 1865 aged 18 years'.
An intriguing Victorian ring...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: Some signs of detail wear & denting commensurate with age and use - see pictures. Possible old sizing to shank.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1865. Not hallmarked.
DIMENSIONS: Seal 11 x 10 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: Just under O or 7 ½ US (not easily resized).
WEIGHT: Approx. 3.4 grams.