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LOT 2178

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

Sold for: £406
(Inc. bp*)

Post Medieval Amethyst Optical Illusion Gemstone with Faces

18th century AD or later

An amethyst gemstone with domed reverse and slightly convex face with intaglio bust of a helmetted warrior facing left, his helmet and hair forming a second, bearded male head with prominent forehead facing right. 2.58 grams, 20mm (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London lady, part of her family's collection; acquired in the 1970s.