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Medieval Gold Ring with Roman Sapphire Intaglio

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 594

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 15,000
EUR (€) 11,270 - 16,900
USD ($) 14,070 - 21,110
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £8,100 (EUR 9,128; USD 11,397)
MEDIEVAL GOLD RING WITH ROMAN SAPPHIRE INTAGLIO

Circa 16th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel holding a Roman sapphire intaglio depicting the bust of Constantius I (250 - 306 AD), son of Constantine I, set within a cell retained by four scalloped recesses; the underside of the bezel open to display the translucence of the stone. 12.39 grams, 25 mm external diameter (Approximate size UK P, USA 7½, Europe 16.23, Japan 15).

Condition
Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare.

Provenance
Ex Stark collection.

Literature
See Oman, C.C., Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings 1930, No 563.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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