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Ring

Object Number: 
1629
Date: 
ca. 1914
Medium: 
Iron, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 1 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: 1) at shoulders: "1914" and "DHG" 2) around exterior surface of shank: "DEM ALTEN VATERLAND GAB ICH IN SCHWERER ZEIT DIE TREUE ZU BEWEISEN IHM GOLD FUR DIESES EISEN"
Description: 
Iron ring decorated with black enamel formée cross and foliate motifs; dates, initials, and German words stamped on ring exterior around shank and at shoulders.
Gallery Label: 
This ring was given by the "Gold for Iron Committee" of the German Historical Society to those who donated gold and silver articles for the relief of Germany in 1914.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Otto Spengler, 1931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group