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LOT 0678

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,550 - 4,740
USD ($) 3,830 - 5,110

ROMAN GOLD FILIGREE RING WITH DOVE ON OLIVE BRANCH INTAGLIO
2ND-4TH CENTURY AD
1" (6.21 grams, 26 mm overall, 19.65 mm internal diameter (approximate size British T, USA 9 3/4, Europe 21.76, Japan 21)).

A flat-section hoop with expanding shoulders, coiled filigree loops and ropework filigree borders, granule detailing; the bezel a filigree circlet to a cell enclosing a sard intaglio of a dove on an olive branch.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a Suffolk gentleman; acquired in the 1950s; thence by descent.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Murawski, P. Benet's Artefects of England & the United Kingdom, Second Edition, p.179, R10-0107.

CONDITION