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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £1,000
'THE FRINTON' MEDIEVAL GOLD BISHOP'S RING WITH EMERALD
13TH-14TH CENTURY A.D.
1 in. (1.76 grams, 24.07 mm overall, 18.96 mm internal diameter (approximate size British R, USA 8 1/2, Europe 18 3/4, Japan 18)).

Comprising a slender hoop and pie-dish bezel with flanges at the junction, D-shaped aperture with inset emerald cabochon.

PROVENANCE:
Found whilst searching with a metal detector near Frinton, Essex, UK, on Thursday 25th May 2023, by Jim Ridge.

Accompanied by a copy of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) report no.ESS-0840AB.
Accompanied by a copy of a letter, and video from the finder explaining the circumstances of finding.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by a search certificate number no.12140-214660.

PUBLISHED:
Exhibited at Harwich Museum, Harwich, Essex, UK, 14th March-9th June 2024; accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the artefact on display.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 562, for type.

CONDITION