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Offline londonman

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question re signet ring
« on: January 04, 2019, 12:54:13 PM »
hello all

do you guys think this is RJ or RF ?

thanks

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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 09:36:25 AM »
My guess is RF...
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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
RF to me
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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 11:15:30 AM »
Definitely RF. The crossbar on the second letter is the giveaway.  ;)
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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 11:56:46 AM »
RJ, I have seen plenty of J's with cross bars.

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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 02:43:09 PM »
Actually, I have changed my mind, all Js with a cross bar I have seen have been some sort of blackletter. This looks like a Copperplate F with part broken off.

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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »
This looks like a Copperplate F with part broken off.

Yes.  It looks to me like the engraver was dealing with some space constraints so s/he couldn't fully extend the top of the F.  This is not a criticism, because it's a lovely ring, but I think perhaps that's where the confusion of F vs. J may lay.

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Re: question re signet ring
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 09:27:43 AM »
Good points. I also believe an engraver would make an adjustment in terms of the extender on a J to distinguish it from another letter - even with the space constraints.
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