16th century 'Poesy' ring found in charity shop to auction



2015-11-10 14:38:35

A 16th century gold ring which was found in a charity shop is expected to bring as much as £1,200 at auction.

The ring dates from reign of Queen Elizabeth I and is known as a 'Poesy Ring', a type of ring which was popular throughout England and France and  commonly given as love tokens or as a symbol of loyalty between friends. 

The rings were usually given with a secret inscription on the inside which was known only to the person who gave the ring and to the person who received it.

The ring will be up for auction on the 14th of December at Hansons Auctioneers. 

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