Serjeant's ring

On display

Gold ring, the wide hoop punched with VIVAT REX ET LEX ("Long Live the King and Law") punctuated with cinquefoil flowers, hatched border.


  • Title

    Serjeant's ring

  • Associated place

    Suffolk (Stoke by Nayland) (find spot)
    England (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    early 16th - 17th century
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    0.7 cm (height)
    1.8 cm (diameter)
    4.9 g (weight)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1976.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Taylor, Gerald, and Diana Scarisbrick, Finger Rings: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day (London: Lund Humphries, 1978), no. 502

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