A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson
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A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson
Sold for £8,640 (US$ 14,522) inc. premium
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A George lll gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Nelson
Rectangular head in black enamel with white border, bearing a Viscount's coronet above the initial "N" and a Ducal crown above the initial "B" over the word "Trafalgar". The gold tapered hoop shank engraved on the outside "Palmem Qui Meruit Ferat" (Let him bear the palm of victory who has won it) and on the inside "Lost to his Country 21 Oct 1805 Aged 47". The ring, rubbed on the band and cut, with some black enamel missing.

Footnotes

  • Following Nelson's death, 58 of these mourning rings were made by Salter and distributed by the Executors of Nelson's will to relatives, close friends and pall bearers. There is a manuscript in the British Museum noting the distribution. Three example are held in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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