German ring

Accession Number REL33816
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Enamel, German silver
Maker Unknown
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Men's ring made from German silver displaying an Iron Cross on a black enamel background. There are some faint markings on either side of the Iron Cross though they have been considerably worn down.

History / Summary

Collected in Singapore in 1916 by Miss Alexandra Anderson Scott from a visiting Royal Navy sailor. It is thought that the ring originally belonged to a German survivor from the SMS Emden, sunk by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914.