Lot 42273 View Catalog
Rare WWII Sterling Silver Marines IWO JIMA ring, dated 1945, size 8. This is an extraordinary and stunning historically significant men's ring. Embossed around the deep red stone is United States Marines. One side of the ring is marked 1945 Iwo Jima the other side is marked 1775 Tun Tavern. (Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA is traditionally regarded as the site where the United States Marine Corps was founded in November of 1775.) The ring is marked sterling on the inside of the band.