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LOT 0419

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,600 - 4,800
USD ($) 4,080 - 5,450

Opening Bid
£2,700 (EUR 3,241; USD 3,676) (+bp*)

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Medieval Gold Ring with Diamond

15th-16th century AD

A gold ring with D-section hoop and circular bezel cut to sexfoil cusps, set with a naturally facetted pointed diamond, the reverse of the bezel divided into two buds with a shallow engraved X, the hoop with a recessed medial groove punctuated with fourteen small circular recesses. 4.71 grams, 21.84mm overall, 15.33mm internal diameter (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9) (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Private collection of a North London lady before 2000.
Property of a London gentleman.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11122-184183.

Literature
Cf. The British Museum, museum number AF.1090, for similar.