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Victorian “Occultus Non Extinctus” Memorial Ring


This intaglio signet ring features the motto and crest of the Tytlers, an old, distinguished Scottish family. The sun's rays shine from behind a cloud, and the Latin words "Occultus non extinctus" appear within a circular belt, which of course symbolizes rebirth, renewal, and eternity. The motto translates to "Hidden, not extinguished". This signet ring was made around 1840 and was later engraved with the memorial details of Mary Elizabeth Tytler: "M. E. T. ob 14th Novr 1857".


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), nicolo onyx intaglio

  • Age

    c. 1840 with later added memorial dedication in 1857

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    5.75, cannot be resized; 1/2" head, 1/8" shank

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