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Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 550 - 770
USD ($) 650 - 910

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£450 (EUR 496; USD 584) (+bp*)

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Merovingian Gold Ring with Garnet

5th-7th century AD

A gold ring with hoop comprising four thin round-section hoops, supporting a flanged discoid bezel with raised perimeter, set with a cut and polished garnet. 1.57 grams, 19.67mm overall, 16.29mm internal diameter (approximate size British K, USA 5 1/4, Europe 9.95, Japan 9) (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a deceased London, UK, collector; formerly with Paul Moore, Hampshire, UK.
Literature
Cf. Hadjadj, R., Bagues Merovingiennes: Gaul du Nord, Paris, 2007, item 119, for a very similar example.