Mourning ring for Butterfield Harrison who died on 14 March 1792 aged 2 years 9 months and 14 days (inscribed on the back). Says 'Nipt in the bud' on the front. White was used for mourning children and the unmarried.
200 year old, Weevil (Tetrasothynus regalis) ring, Hispaniola. 'Admiranda tibi levium spectacula rerum' - 'I'll tell of tiny things that make a show well worth your admiration'. Photo- Entomological collection of the London Natural History Museum.