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poison ring?
Old 06-12-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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thank you to identify this ring
it's silver
i think it's german made before third Reich
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:29 AM   #2
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835 is a known silver content for German rings, so I would agree. I also agree it’s early, probably just a persons initials on the cartouche. Likely it held a photo or portrait of a loved one or sweetheart. Only poisonous if the relationship went south during the absence..,;
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:54 AM   #3
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I thought about the picture but it's really too small
1cm by 1.3cm, impossible to put a picture
but it's deep (3.5 / 4 mm)
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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I could see some very strong powder form of poison, say cyanide, in the compartment. Then just pop it open and dump it in the target's drink while he's not looking. Cool item.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:48 PM   #5
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If it would be poison, it would be more likely arsenic. Cyanide powder is unstable and evaporates or reacts with air humidity quickly (remember Zyclon-b in gas chambers) and it also reacts with metals so it's unsuitable as poison in powder form to carry in a ring.
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Arsenic, even better. Would give time for a getaway.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:02 AM   #7
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It is more likely to store a lock of hair from a loved one
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:54 AM   #8
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and a pill?
a pill can come in
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