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Ref  BC5   Ecce Homo Salvatoris Mundi

A unique talismanic gold ring, circa 1760. The ring is set with the letter 'C' on a foiled ground under a central faceted crystal and the hoop is inscribed in gold on a black enamel ground in Latin : Ecce Homo Salvatoris Mundi  - 'Behold the man who is the saviour of the world'.  By virtue of the legend engraved upon it, the ring was expected to protect its owner from harm and the faith imposed in these magical, talismanic rings was absolute. The ring is size J and 1/2 [US 5] and the band is 1/8 of an inch wide. It is in fine and wearable condition and I cannot find a parallel example in any reference books or museum jewellery collections.

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