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Medieval Gold Henry VII Signet Glove Ring, 15th Century

A substantial gold ring dating from the period of Henry VII and the Wars of the Roses, the tapered band with channeled edges engraved with flower and foliage design, a line of three rose blooms at the shoulders, the circular bezel with incuse and retrograde design of a standing heraldic dragon passant sinister with wings addorsed and mouth open, palm branches above and behind, ’S’ before and a star below, with Latin retrograde Black Letter ’+Crede.et.vi[n]c[e]’ inscription for ‘Believe and Conquer’ and the letter ’S’ possibly relating to the name of the owner.

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