Well, I get the question a lot of why do I do what I do and this ring pretty much exemplifies that. Being auctioned at Bonhams during The Marine Sale on the 24th of March 2010, I promise that I will do anything for anyone who buys this for me.
Here is their description:
Lot No: 44
A George lll Gold and enamel mourning ring, Admiral Lord Nelson
Rectangular head in black enamel with white border, bearing a Viscount’s coronet above the initial “N” and a Ducal crown above the initial “B” over the word “Trafalgar”. The gold tapered hoop shank engraved on the outside “Palmem Qui Meruit Ferat” (Let him bear the palm of victory who has won it) and on the inside “Lost to his Country 21 Oct 1805 Aged 47”.
Estimate: £12,000 – 15,000
Via Bonhams and thanks to Sarah