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LOT 0554

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,200 - 3,300
USD ($) 2,590 - 3,890

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£1,800 (EUR 1,982; USD 2,335) (+bp*)

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Elizabethan Gold Ring with Roman Gemstone for E*P

16th-early 17th century AD

A gold ring with D-section hoop and expanding, shield-shaped shoulders engraved with two ears of barley between three bands of pellets, supporting an ellipsoidal bezel set with cut and polished carnelian gemstone with Roman-period intaglio Sol(?) deity with crown; reverse of the bezel inscribed 'E*P'. 5.80 grams, 21.09mm overall, 18.34mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.24, Japan 10) (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Cambridgeshire, UK, gentleman; acquired on the UK art market in the 1980s; accompanied by an independent specialist report and valuation by graduate gemmologist and jewellery expert Anna Rogers, GIA GG, BA, Gem-A, ref. no.166365/7/10/2020; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10234-166365.