Yesterday I found the most incredible ring! Absolutely buzzing!
It rang up in the range of where you’d expect a silver item to be, when I dug it out of the mud I could make out a bit of what I thought was an inscription, but given there was no fresh water in the area I couldn’t clean it up enough to make sense of the inscription.
When I got home I found it was inscribed with the following…
“VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:” along with one side of the ring having a bit of a milled edge.
I thought the milling, font and some of the text were similar to the 1913 one penny coin I found earlier in the morning and knew Victoria came before George V., But couldn’t understand what I was looking at.
Through the magic of Google I discovered that the ring was made from a pre 1887 silver One Shilling
I can’t find reference to schillings being made into coins… Has anyone seen anything like this before? I’m not even sure showed you’d go about contorting a coin so that the outward facing edge of the coin becomes the inward side of the ring???
Link to what a one shilling coin looks like… http://www.coindatabase.com/coin_detail_libras.php?cdb=K120402