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Medieval Gold Ring with Large Sapphire

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 0490

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,850 - 9,130
USD ($) 8,280 - 11,030

Opening Bid: £5,400 (EUR 6,164; USD 7,448)
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MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH LARGE SAPPHIRE
14th-15th century AD

A gold finger ring comprising a flat hoop, cup bezel with segmented body, band of punched spirals, inset large irregular sapphire in a claw setting. 6.22 grams, 25mm overall, 15.72mm internal diameter (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9) (1").

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London W1 collector; formerly acquired between 1970 and the late 1999s, supplied with geologic report No. TL004817, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz. Accompanied by X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate number 00962-2018MR.

Literature
Cf. Chadour, A.B. Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 202 for type.

Date
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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