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LOT 0936

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,920 - 4,080
USD ($) 3,070 - 4,300

Price
£2,250 (EUR 2,624; USD 2,762) (+bp*)

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WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD RING WITH BUST WITHIN GRAPES AND SYMBOLS
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
1 in. (8.03 grams, 26.73 mm overall, 16.61 mm internal diameter ( approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 1/2, Europe 5.55, Japan 5)).

A gold finger ring with hollow D-section hoop and oval bezel, set with a later oval-shaped agate intaglio bearing a bust surrounded by a vine of grapes, enigmatic motifs or symbols around.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970-1999.
Property of a late Mayfair, London gentleman, by descent.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11344-190311.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Leeds, 1994, p.73, for type; cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L., Roman Jewellery, Bulgaria, 1991, pp.189-192, for comparable forms.

CONDITION