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Greek Double Cameo Gold Spiral Ring

Antiquities - Greek


LOT 329

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 800
EUR (€) 570 - 910
USD ($) 700 - 1,120
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,265

GREEK DOUBLE CAMEO GOLD SPIRAL RING

Circa 2nd century BC. A finger ring formed from a spiral of sheet gold with tongue-shaped finials; the hoop decorated on the upper faces with serpentine filigree and provided with a filigree border; the paired bezels set with enamelled male and female busts. Gold and enamel, 5.74 grams, 22 mm external diameter. (Approximate size UK U, USA 10, Europe 22.33, Japan 22).

Condition
Very fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Originally from Bactria; bought from a central London dealer.

Literature
See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings 1930, plate IV.

Footnotes
Cameo rings and spiral rings both occur as Roman period fashions, but the combination of cameos with a spiral is unusual.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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