18k Memorial Ring Commemorating Thomas Atkinson, obt 1813
One of the most charismatic memorial rings I've had the pleasure of handling, this early 19th-century example features a very rare gothic font declaring "Remembrance" around the exterior rim. The N letter is here morphed into the Greek Omega character, a finalizing symbol, and the last letter of the Greek alphabet, indicating the end of Mr. Atkinson's life. Two black bands of enamel form eternal rims around the word.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, black enamel
Age/Origin: Early 19th C, English, c. 1813
Measurements: 6.2 grams, Size 9
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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