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LOT 0167

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 900 - 1,120
USD ($) 1,010 - 1,260

Sold for: £6,875
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Roman Gilt Ring with Gordian III and Tranquillina

3rd century AD

A substantial gilt bronze ring with thick keeled hoop expanding towards the shoulders, lentoid bezel with raised oval intaglio; the intaglio with opposing busts of laureated Gordian III and his wife, Tranquillina; the frontal figure of the goddess Ephesian Artemis to the centre. 44.55 grams, 37.4mm overall, 13.43x17.9mm internal diameter (approximate size British I, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.44, Japan 7) (1 1/2"). Fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
From an old British private collection; acquired on the European art market.