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Victorian 18ct Gold Signet Ring With Crest Intaglio

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An 18ct gold signet ring with the Arms of Clan Tweedie. The motto of the family is “Thol and Think” (“Thole” is an old Scottish word meaning “suffer” or “endure”). Tweedie or Tweedy is a Scottish clan name. The name is derived from the lands of Tweedie which were along the Valley of the River Tweed in Peebleshire in the Scottish Borders. The Tweedies have a history of being a powerful and domineering family, whose principal seat was Drumelzier in Tweeddale. The first recorded Tweedie is John de Tueda as he describes himself in the reign of Alexander II (1214–1249), who afterwards had a Charter from Alexander III (1249–1286), granted him under the name of John de Tuedy. He was the owner of lands on the River Tweed from which the family took their name, and even then the family connections and possessions were widespread and powerful. This ring comes with it’s die in a little round box.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsTop 1.5 cm by 1.3 cm
ConditionVery Good
Hallmarks18 (for 18ct gold ) Assayed in London
Date mark unclear
ProvenanceEnglish