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Casket Ring

Description:

This gold casket ring c1550-1600 is from Larg Tower which once stood in Kirkcudbrightshire. It is engraved with a fleur de lys pattern which continues onto the oblong casket. The casket appears to be missing something, possibly a stone.

 

Giving and recieving rings was a long standing custom that became very popular during the 16th and 17th century.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1990.59
Digital Number:
DMDM144a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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