Sold for £1,000
Hinges present but bezel appears to have been soldered later- ring no longer opens
Loss of enamel in several places
LATE VICTORIAN MOURNING RING,
the oval bezel with initials 'J M' in black, the shank with engraved and black enamel decoration, the interior with personal inscription 'D. McL. Wounded & Missing. Somme. 1/7/16', unmarked, size N, 3.7g
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