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17th century AD. A silver finger ring formed as a serpent with head raised, skull to the rear of the head and flowers to the neck and tail, legend 'mors porta vitae aeternae' (death is the gateway to eternal life) and 'ihc' monogram to the underside. 5.15 grams, 23.49mm overall, 18.85mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.00, Japan 18) (1"). Property of a gentleman; acquired in the 1990s.


Very fine condition.

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Jacobean Memento Mori Skull-Headed Snake Ring

Estimate £300 - £400May 26, 2018
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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