MEMENTO MORI 18th CENTURY GEORGIAN SILVER SKULL RING PIRATE GOLD COINS JEWELRY
Georgian Silver Memento Mori Ring with Skull 18th century AD A silver ring with exceptionally broad band, circular raised bezel depicting an incase facing skull; the band engraved with Gothic 'BREVE ET IRREPARABILE / TEMPUS OMNIBUS VITA' inscription taken from Virgil's Aeneid
'brief and irrecoverable is the time all have of life'
in two lines divided by a central segmented band; a punched 'X-above-crescent' maker's mark to the inside. 19.30 grams, 24.13mm overall, 18.33mm internal diameter (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 7 3/4, Europe 16.86, Japan 16) (1"). Fine condition. Provenance From the private collection of a Buckinghamshire gentleman; acquired on the UK art market before 2000.