I think it is a fake, the runes and the engraving are looking wrong.
I really don't know a lot of these rings but I do think this is a fake one.
The inscription laks the crisp details seen on originals. It's a poor made inscription.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Too many reasons to list why....but, no-it's not genuine. Sorry.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Thanks all! Don't worry, I had mostly doubts to start with; skull looks stupid and the runes are poorly defined. If I'm honest I only asked because he listed it as an"German memento mori ring 1930s" brought back by his dad during WWII and I just hoped I'd found a poorly listed bargain
Sméagol says nope as the Lords of the Rings have spoken.
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