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Ring - Miner's Memento, Ballarat, Brass, post 1851 Reg. No: ST 036068
- Brass ring with design of miner's tools. Believed to have been made for sale to miners in the 1850's as a memento and souvenir of their 'Goldfield Days'. Possibly cast in Birmingham, England. Stamped "BALLARRAT".
- Brass ring with central shield design featuring two miners' picks placed across a vertically positioned shovel. The ring flares at its centre where the shield is located and the surface around the shield is roughly textured. The thinner back section of the band is smooth and bears a stamped inscription on the inside.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr James Searle, 1929
|Dimensions:||1.5 cm (Length), 2.5 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||economic geology, gold mining, jewellery, personal effects|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||CLOTHING & PERSONAL ACCESSORIES|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on inside of ring band; 'BALLARRAT'.|
|Date Manufactured:||Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1850s|
|Place & Date Inscribed:||Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Post 1851|