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LOT 0341

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,520 - 4,700
USD ($) 3,820 - 5,100

Current bid: £377 (‡+bp*)
(9 Bids, Reserve met)

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(9 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £377
MEDIEVAL GOLD SIGNET RING WITH HEXAGONAL BEZEL ENGRAVED WITH AN ARABIC INSCRIPTION
14TH-15TH CENTURY A.D.
1 in. (11.91 grams, 24.13 mm overall, 17.47 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6, Europe 12.46, Japan 12)).

Comprising a D-section hoop with traces of engraved guilloche to the outer edge, knop to the underside, scooped shoulders; octagonal bezel with facetted cup beneath, each face with engraved scroll motif, bevelled rim, engraved Arabic legend. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From an old French collection believed to have been formed in the 1960s.
Acquired privately as part of a collection in the early 1990s.

Accompanied by a copy of a previous illustrated catalogue information page.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by a search certificate number no.12141-214818.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Content, D.J. (ed.), Islamic Rings & Gems. The Zucker Collection, London, 1967, item 72, for type.

CONDITION