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    Can anyone say if they have seen anything similar. I believe this belonged to a WWII German soldier. My apology for the location of the post. I couldn't find anything similar.
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    Seen quite a few similar rings, could be a TR era "canteen" ring but it could be a 1960s onwards biker type ring. Hard to pin down!...
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    Gunny thanks for the response. When I got it the back was still packed with debris and it came with an ID tag that it was supposed to have been found with just north of Stalingrad. I try to buy the item and not the story though.
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    Moved to the correct forum for you.

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    Could be a WW1 patriotic ring, but if you punch that into Google images there's a hell of a lot just like it on Ebay and iOffer as you'll see. Bit of a lottery I guess.

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    Ned thanks for the response. I did a search as you suggested and did find only one built the same with the hollow back and same .925 markings this one has. Of course it was advertised as a WWI patriotic ring but that doesn't mean much. I saved in a bag what I dug out of the back of the ring, I have a friend that works in the lab at Texas Tech. Maybe I can get him to analyze it. Wouldn't prove anything unless it has human DNA in it.

    Thanks again.

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    Not worth the time IMO, take it for what it is. The 'debris' could
    have been stuck in there to make it look old and ground dug,
    although to me it looks quite modern. I do see what looks
    like '57' inside, whatever that may mean.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Did you say that it is marked ".925"? The silver mark of .925 was not used much at all in Europe until post World War Two. Until then, most all silver jewelry was marked 800,835,900 or possibly 950, but the 925 marks make it a fairly modern piece. Likely a copy of an early WWI Patriotic ring design-one that has been Extensively copied for decades now. The replica makers for many years mistakenly used 925 marked silver before realizing this, so now you will see more 835's and 800's, but almost never 925.
    William

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    Steve I'm afraid my father was a jeweler for years and he cleaned and sized it for me. He believed it to be pre WWII Era but could offer little else. I would guess the number was much longer as the ring shows considerable wear as if it was worn for years. It was a US size 10 3/4 and I had it sized to a 11 1/2 for me. At one time the band had high spots all the way around that have been worn smooth almost but my father pointed them out under a loop.

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    Wageriff .925 refers to the silver content and dates back to the twelve century in Germany to be precise.

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