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Roman Gold Openwork Intaglio Finger Ring

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 510

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,800
EUR (€) 1,360 - 2,040
USD ($) 1,680 - 2,510
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £1,080 (EUR 1,227; USD 1,509)
ROMAN GOLD OPENWORK INTAGLIO FINGER RING

Circa 1st-2nd century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a plain bipartite hoop with granules on the shoulders; the bezel an elliptical openwork gold panel with central collet for a milky white steatite intaglio of a female face with notched surround. Gold and steatite, 4.95 grams, 29.4 mm. overall (Approximate size British V, USA 10 3/4, Europe 23.99, Japan 23).

Condition
Extremely fine condition, complete, large and wearable. Extremely rare.

Provenance
Ex Hiller collection, purchased from a London auction house in the 1950's.

Literature
See Christies, Ancient Jewelry sale 2233, New York 11 December 2009, for similar in pendant form.

Footnotes
A positive X-ray fluorescence analysis certificate is included with this item.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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