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Medieval Gold Amuletic Intaglio Ring

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 593

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 800
EUR (€) 560 - 900
USD ($) 700 - 1,130
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £360 (EUR 406; USD 507)
MEDIEVAL GOLD AMULETIC INTAGLIO RING

15th-16th century AD. A gold intaglio finger ring comprising a plain round-section hoop and inverted pyramidal bezel forming a cell; the bezel bordered with granulation; the cell containing a red gemstone set en cabochon, engraved with a pseudo-alphabetic inscription. Gold and gemstone, 5.13 grams, 29 mm overall height. (Approximate size UK K, USA 5¼, Europe 10.27, Japan 10).

Condition
Extremely fine condition, wearable.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman.

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

Footnotes
Religious and 'magical' finger rings were desirable items during the religious turmoil of the later Middle Ages and throughout the Reformation.

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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