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Byzantine - Gold Seal Ring with Monogram Intaglio

Antiquities - Byzantine


LOT 760

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 900
EUR (€) 680 - 1,020
USD ($) 840 - 1,260
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,725

BYZANTINE - GOLD SEAL RING WITH MONOGRAM INTAGLIO

Circa 9th century AD. A simple form of gold seal ring; a circular-section band with applied circular disc bezel affixed at the hoop joint; the bezel bearing a complex intaglio monogram (including at least the letters E, M, N, O, R and X) with cross before. 4.00 grams, 20.22 mm, 16.26 mm internal (approx. UK size K 1/2; USA size 5.5; EU size 11; Japan size 10.5).

Condition
Extremely fine, attractive and wearable.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman.

Footnotes
The complex letter monograms seen on these seal rings are sometimes referred to as 'merchant's marks' and would normally be a personal mark giving a name or phrase of significance to the owner.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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