17th century mourning ring

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Ring
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Gold
Date found: 13/04/2022
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire


The ring is inscribed on the inner face: “TL Ob 20 Jan 83 aeta 60” which shows that the person memorialised (T L) died on the 20th January 1683 aged 60; “aeta” is an abbreviation of the Latin word “aetatis” meaning “at the age of”. A Find of Note of County Importance. It has been disclaimed as Treasure.