Dated 1679, this frame set cast of an antique coin which is set in 925 silver, allows you to carry a wee piece of Scottish history with you! The clever design of the antique finish sterling silver band means that the ring can be carefully adjusted to span sizes N-W (UK) and 7-11 (US). Bawbee measures approximately 23mm diameter. Will be sent in a quality Two Skies presentation box, ready for gifting.
As setting adjustable rings can sometimes be a delicate procedure, we are happy to set the size for you before we sent it out to you - just let us know in the 'free gift card message' field.
Bawbee Coin Sterling Silver Ring (Antique Finish)
Between 1124 and 1709, the coinage of Scotland was independent and all locally minted. It included such unique coins as the plack, bodle, Scottish dollar, ryal and bawbee! The bawbee, or Scots halfpenny, was particularly beloved and has left it's mark in history through numerous poems and songs including 'The Ballad of Jennie's Bawbee', country dance song 'The Crooked Bawbee' and famous children's rhyme 'Coulter's Candy'. Amazingly enough, Two Skies has ties with this special coin - the bawbee was named after the Laird of Sillebawby, the mint master who introduced it. The Sillebawby farm (where the coins were hand-hammered until 1677) is directly next door to our headquarters in Burntisland, Fife!