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Ref  CH2   William III Era Memento Mori Ring

A substantial high carat gold memento mori skull ring, dated 1700. The memento mori or death jewel served as a vehicle for reflection on the transience and vanity of earthly existence. This ring is engraved on the outer hoop with a skull and inscribed to interior with the details of the deceased : S V obt. 6 Ja'ny 1700 Aet 61, with a maker's mark. The ring is size L and 1/2 [US 5 and 7/8] and the hoop is 1/8 of an inch wide. It is in very fine and most wearable condition.

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