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LOT 0411

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 940 - 1,180
USD ($) 1,070 - 1,330

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,905

Medieval Gold Ring with Gemstone

c.12th century AD

A gold finger ring comprising a flat-section hoop and conical bezel with applied claw setting; inset chrysoberyl cabochon showing asterism. 2.89 grams, 23.34mm overall, 17.28mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 1/2, Europe 13.72, Japan 13) (1"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From the private collection of a Russian gentleman living in London; acquired from a Chelsea collector in the 2000s; the Chelsea collection having been formed from 1970-1990s.

Literature
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 560, for type.