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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Price, Edmund (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.58-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf B, box 13

Rings connected to the legal system included 'serjeant's' rings. These were given out when a lawyer was appointed Serjeant at Law, the highest rank below judges in the legal system. This ring was given at the general call for Serjeants at Law of Sir William Blackstone. It is inscribed in Latin around the hoop, 'Secundis dubiiq. rectus'. The inscription is taken from Horace 'est animus tibi rerumque prudens, et secundis temporibus dubiisque rectus' (you possess a mind both sagacious in the management of affairs and steady at once in prosperous times).

Physical description

Serjeant-at-Law's gold ring inscribed on the outside 'Secundis dubiisq.rectus', the call of William Blackstone 1770, maker's mark of Edmund Prince

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Price, Edmund (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed 'Secundis dubiisq.rectus'
'Unswerving through success and doubts'
Call of William Blackstone 1770

mark
Maker's mark for Edmund Prince

Dimensions

Depth: 1.2 cm, Diameter: 2 cm

Object history note

The inscription is taken from Horace 'est animus tibi rerumque prudens, et secundis temporibus dubiisque rectus' (you possess a mind both sagacious in the management of affairs and steady at once in prosperous times)

Descriptive line

Serjeant-at-Law's gold ring inscribed on the outside 'Secundis dubiisq.rectus', the call of William Blackstone 1770, maker's mark of Edmund Prince, England, 1770

Materials

Gold

Categories

Ceremonial objects; Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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