This ring is said to have been handed down from a man who served with Nelson in 1794.

It marks the life and death of an ‘R. Cheesemont’ who was a surgeon on HMS Powerful. The ring is made from gold with an ivory backing and is referred to as a Memento Mori.

Did you know? When Nelson died, his body was preserved in brandy and transported back to England where he was given a state funeral.

Did you know? In his dying moments during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Lord Nelson requested a kiss from his flag captain and close friend Thomas Hardy.

Did you know? Lord Nelson had a passionate love affair with artists’ model Emma Hamilton for six years. It was one of the biggest scandals of the time.