Death’s head memento mori ring
Exceptionally rare late 16th century ‘Death’s head’ ring. The high carat gold ring is set with a black and white enamel skull within a border inscribed Memento Mori, [Remember you must die]. There is a maker’s mark to reverse. The ring is size M [US 6] and in completely original and still most wearable condition. There are similar examples in the British Museum and Ashmolean Museum. Quite a fabulous thing.
Similar ring in the British Museum below