Ring commemorating Vice-Admiral Nelson

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National Maritime Museum, Second floor, Nelson Navy Nation gallery

This ring was worn by Nelson's nephew Thomas Bolton, 2nd Earl Nelson.

The bezel of the ring is decorated in red and white enamel with the letters 'N' and 'B', below two coronets and the name 'Trafalgar' executed on a black enamel background. The bezel of the ring is hinged on the right hand side and opens up to reveal a lock of plaited hair contained under glass. The hoop of the ring is inscribed 'PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT', which is the Latin motto of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).