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The British wrested Nova Scotia from the French in 1710, and in 1749 the capital was established in Halifax. The Acadian (aka the French) population was expelled and replaced by the New England Planters who began arriving in 1759. We think this strange silver belt ring belonged to a British settler from this period. The ring has no stamps to indicate a maker or year, so our best guess is that it was made in the late 1700s or very early 1800s. It is engraved with the name "W.D. Robertson" and what must be an address, "14 Nova Scotia". This unusual piece may have been intended as a sort of identification for Mr Robertson should he be killed or injured, but that is pure conjecture. Materials: silver. Age:Â c. 1800. Condition: Excellent. Size: US 9.5, cannot be sized. Color: metallic