Gold ring, the bezel in the form of a dog couchant, the shoulders of the hoop worked into leafage
15.29 mm internal ring diameter; 1.6 g weight
Sent from Athens
Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F450
The dog is symbolic of fidelity.
Scarisbrick and Henig, Finger Rings, 2003, pl. 14.2