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LOT 0258

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GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 660 - 880
USD ($) 780 - 1,040

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£540 (EUR 595; USD 700) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Archer's Thumb Ring

6th-5th century BC

A substantial ring formed from a single tapering sheet of bronze; incuse design comprising a central tree flanked by fish and two standing facing bulls, a pot and arc of hatched lines behind one, a bird and arc of hatched lines behind the other; other features in the field; terminals are flat-ended and overlap. 16.84 grams, 25.61mm overall, 20.80mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q, USA 8, Europe 17.49, Japan 16) (1"). Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
Ex Shiraz Antiques, London, W1, in 1998.