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A late medieval gold posy ring

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A late medieval gold posy ring
The broad hoop with lozenge-shaped engraved decoration, each with central five petalled flowerhead (formerly enamelled) the interior hoop engraved, in 'black letter' DE BON and an outline of a heart (for good heart), circa 1500, finger size I
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PROVENANCE
Formerly in an English private collection

PUBLISHED
N.Mills, op. cit. p.51 no. NM129

C.f. J. Evans, English Posies and Posy Rings, Oxford, 1931, p.7 for similar examples of inscription

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