17th Century Stuart gold posy Band ring "Vertue passeth riches"

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Stuart gold posy ring 'Vertue passeth riches'. A smoothly conforming shallow D-shape band, engraved to the interior in florid italic script '* Vertue passeth riches x', approximately 4.6mm in width, approximately 3.6g in weight. Tested yellow gold, circa 17th century.

Accompanied by documentation from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the British Museum stating that this ring was found while metal detecting on 7th September 2014 in Bilbrough, Selby, North Yorkshire. This ring is recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme under reference SWYOR18E230 and disclaimed as Treasure under the Treasure Act, reference 2014T646.

Further examples of this posy with various spellings are recorded- see Evans, J., 'English Posies and Posy Rings', 1931, p105; also see British Museum object numbers 1961,1202.366 and 1961,1202.368.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 17th Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dealer Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU186640152
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

Typical response time: 4 hours

Located in London, GB

More from this Seller

17th-18th Century Gold Posy Ring "As god decreed soe wee agreed"
17th-18th Century Gold Posy Ring "As god decreed s...
Unknown
Post Medieval gold posy ring 'As god decreed soe wee agreed'. A smooth conforming D-shape band, engraved to the interior in italic script 'As god decreed soe wee agreed', approximately ...
Posy Ring I LYVE IN HOPE circa 17th Century
Posy Ring I LYVE IN HOPE circa 17th Century
Unknown
Posy ring 'I LYVE IN HOPE'. The smoothly conforming D-shape band with intricate raised lattice panelling to the exterior, including black and white enamelling, inscribed to the interior...
Stuart Gold Posy Ring
Stuart Gold Posy Ring
Unknown
Stuart gold posy ring 'Liue holy and dye happy'. The D-shape band is engraved with a stylised skeleton, the head and torso with a saltire with rounded ends to each side, each representi...
Georgian Gold Posy Ring "True Loue is My Desire" circa 18th Century
Georgian Gold Posy Ring "True Loue is My Desire" c...
Unknown
Georgian gold posy ring 'True loue is my desire'. A yellow gold band with softly scalloped edging, engraved to the interior 'True loue is my desire', approximately 3.7mm in width. Teste...
1700s "A token of my love" Gold Posy Ring
1700s "A token of my love" Gold Posy Ring
Unknown
Gold posy ring, 'A token of my love'. A smoothly conforming yellow gold D-shape band, engraved to the interior in italic script 'A token of my love', approximately 3mm in width, approxi...
Post Medieval Gold Posy Ring TOVT IOVRS LOIALL
Post Medieval Gold Posy Ring TOVT IOVRS LOIALL
Unknown
Post Medieval gold posy ring '+ TOVT IOVRS LOIALL' ('ever faithful'). A smooth D-shape band engraved to the interior in seriffed capitals '+ TOVT IOVRS LOIALL', translated from early Fr...
Museum Quality Antique Gold Posy Ring "My Heart and Eye Until I Die"
Museum Quality Antique Gold Posy Ring "My Heart an...
Unknown
Gold posy ring, 'MY HEART AND EYE UNTIL I DIE'. The D-shaped band engraved to the interior 'MY HEART AND EYE UNTIL I DIE' with pictograms for heart and eye, approximately 3.7mm in width...
Medieval 15th Century Iconographic Gold Saint Christopher Ring
Medieval 15th Century Iconographic Gold Saint Chri...
Unknown
Medieval iconographic ring with Saint Christopher. A yellow gold ring, with rectangular bezel finely engraved with a representation of Saint Christopher carrying the Christ child on his...
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond Gold Band ring
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond Gold Band ring
Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels vintage diamond ring. Set with three rows of round brilliant cut diamonds, seventy five in total, in open back grain settings with a combined approximate weight of 3....
9th-11th century AD Viking twisted half hoop gold ring
9th-11th century AD Viking twisted half hoop gold ...
Unknown
Viking twisted half hoop ring. A yellow gold ring, formed from pairs of solid twisted rounded wires, each pair further twisted together to form a single band, fused together and beaten ...
Museum Quality Antique Stuart 17th Century Rock Crystal Love Knot Ring
Museum Quality Antique Stuart 17th Century Rock Cr...
Unknown
Stuart rock crystal love knot ring. The central oval rose cut domed rock crystal in closed back collet setting, surmounting a complicated love knot in gold thread, to a D-shape shank. T...
Cartier Paris 1970s Coral Onyx Gold Band Ring
Cartier Paris 1970s Coral Onyx Gold Band Ring
Cartier
Vintage coral & onyx ring by Cartier. Set with six rectangular cabochon onyx alternated by six rectangular cabochon coral, spaced with fine yellow gold bars and outer border, to a smoot...