Georgian gold posy ring ‘If I can merit I shall inherit’. A smoothly conforming slim D-shape band, engraved to the interior in italic script ‘If I can merit I shall inherit’, approximately 2mm in width. Tested yellow gold, approximately 1g in weight, circa 18th century.
To date, there is no record of this posy, making this piece completely unique- for the comprehensive catalogue of known posies, see Evans, J., ‘English Posies and Posy Rings’, 1931.
Size K 1/2