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Gold mourning ring, the bezel coffin-shaped and covered with a piece of crystal above a mat of hair with a skull and the letters AR beneath a crown, the hoop inscribed ANNA REGINA PIA FELIX, the inside NAT 6 FEB 1664 IN AUG 8 MAR(CH) 1701 OBT 1 AUG (T) 1714
14.07 mm internal ring diameter; 2.46 g weight
Bought in London
Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F653
This is the mourning ring of Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart Dynasty.
Scarisbrick and Henig, Finger Rings, 2003, pl. 24.3