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Ring (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Poland-Lithuania was partitioned between Russia and Prussia in 1795, leading to bitter struggles for independence and an unsuccessful uprising in 1863.
This ring was probably worn to symbolise support for Polish independence. It is decorated with the arms of both countries and the motto 'Uisque ad finem' (Never give up).

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Details

  • Title: Ring (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1858/1867
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.7 cm, Width: 2.5 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
  • Medium: Enamelled gold with applied silver

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