AN INTERESTING GEORGE III GOLD AND ENAMEL MOURNING-RING, the broad tapering white enamel band engraved in the centre with a schooner inscribed below 'Althorp', with encircling inscription 'John Simmons. ob. 7. Jan: 1807: ae: 24', the hoop futher inscribed 'Richd. Tell. Simmons. ob: 25. Oct: 1807. ae: 18' (few chips to enamel), in case

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AN INTERESTING GEORGE III GOLD AND ENAMEL MOURNING-RING, the broad tapering white enamel band engraved in the centre with a schooner inscribed below 'Althorp', with encircling inscription 'John Simmons. ob. 7. Jan: 1807: ae: 24', the hoop futher inscribed 'Richd. Tell. Simmons. ob: 25. Oct: 1807. ae: 18' (few chips to enamel), in case
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INDENTAccording to the Mariner's Mirror, vol.44, p.245 a 163 tonne cutter called Althorp (re-named the Earl Spencer) was hired by the ports of Dover and Deal and foundered in the English Channel in 1805. Due to the discrepancy in dates it is not necessarily connected with the above ring
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