Back of a gold mourning ring

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In memory of Jane Falla

Postcard of Back of a gold mourning ring.
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Back of a gold mourning ring

This is the back of a gold mourning ring commemorating Jane Falla who died on 29 January 1810, aged 76.

The back of the ring is inscribed 'Jane Falla/Ob. 29 Jan 1810/aet 76'.

At funerals in the 18th and 19th century, wealthier families distributed rings and lockets made from the hair of the deceased, or engraved with the name and date.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-799-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NJ 101
Date: 1810
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 20 mm Dia x 7 mm W
What: Ring, finger
Subject: Jewellery : finger rings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Jane Falla
Description: Gold mourning ring with a curved, oblong bezel which has a broad border of black enamel hatching and is set with a glass covering plaited hair, inscribed on the back "Jane Falla. 1810"
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