Gold finger ring with a solid-cast rectangular swivelling bezel. On one face it is inscribed with the throne name of Amenhotep II and epithets: “the perfect god, son of Amun, mighty lord” [nTr nfr sA imn nb xpS]. On the verso: “the one who fights against hundred thousands, son of Ra, Amenhotep, divine ruler of Heliopolis” [aHA Hfnw sA ra imn-hTp nTr HqA iwnw]. There is a hand-copy of the inscription made by Professor Percy Newberry on the record card.
Jospeh Mayer purchased the ring from Joseph Sams who had acquired it for £51.9.0 from the 1835 auction sale of the Henry Salt Collection, and is mentioned by the contributor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine' for April 1833.
The ring was likely to have been given as a gift to one of Amenhotep's officials and can be compared with The Ashburnham Ring in the British Museum (EA71492) inscribed with prenomen of Thutmose III. This This ring formed part of the burial assemblage of Djehuty, whose tomb was discovered in the 1820s at Saqqara.