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Mourning ring: M/P.2-1936

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold semi-circular (cross-section) plain hoop. Inscribed inside 'Gods providence is our inheritance.*'


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Roger Roe Esq.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.0 mm
Height: 4.0 mm
Length: 24.0 mm
Weight: 125.3 g

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Roe, Roger

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the letter u in the word our is damaged

  • Text: Gods providence is our inheritance.*
  • Location: Inside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.2-1936
Primary reference Number: 47094
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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