original photo info: Photographer unknown. Faye Del Balcon & Home Economists roasting a turkey (color), circa 1965. Safety film, 120 film. Southern California Edison photograph collection. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
The hilt is made of silver plated and partially gilded steel with continuous surface patterned in low relief of braid patterns and dotted bands. The sword has a large, rounded pommel and a long guard of circular cross section featuring spherical outer ends. At the cross there are two uniform plates with contoured inner portion, the outer sides ornamented en suite.
Charles X Gustav also Carl Gustav was King of Sweden from 1654 until his death. He was the son of John Casimir, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Kleeburg and Catherine of Sweden.
"When people die, they often leave a will. A will says what they would like to happen to things they own or money they have saved after their death.
In the seventeenth century, some people would leave instructions in their will and money for rings to be bought and given to relatives and friends to help them remember the dead person.
This gold ring has a design of a skeleton on it to mean death. On the inside of the ring is the name of the dead person, John Lee Warner, and the date he died: 11th June 1679”. source: The British Museum