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LOT 0813

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,600 - 2,400
EUR (€) 1,890 - 2,840
USD ($) 2,040 - 3,060

BYZANTINE GOLD RING WITH CABOCHON GARNET AND PEARL CLUSTER
6TH-9TH CENTURY AD
1 1/4" (6.38 grams, 30 mm overall, 16.96 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M 1/2, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.16, Japan 12)).

A C-section gold hoop expanding to broad shoulders, crimped to the underside; the bezel conical with crimped lower sleeve, ring of pearls to the upper face with central cabochon garnet; smaller conical settings with pearls flanking the main bezel.

PROVENANCE:
UK art market, acquired prior to 1980.

CONDITION