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LOT 0089

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 720 - 960
USD ($) 820 - 1,090

Opening Bid
£540 (EUR 646; USD 735) (+bp*)

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Roman Gold Ring with Dolphin Gemstone

3rd century AD

A gold finger ring with flared shoulders ornamented with foliage motifs, central ellipsoid cell and inset carnelian cabochon with intaglio dolphin motif. 7.16 grams, 20.22mm overall, 15.85mm internal diameter (approximate size British K, USA 5 1/4, Europe 9.95, Japan 9 1/2) (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
German collection before 2000.
Collection of Mr D.H., formed in UK, from the EU art market.
Property of a Surrey gentleman.

Literature
Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L., Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, items 207, 230, for type.