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LOT 0087

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,830 - 8,160
USD ($) 6,140 - 8,590

Price
£4,500 (EUR 5,248; USD 5,524) (+bp*)

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ROMAN RING WITH NUBIAN BUST CAMEO
2ND CENTURY A.D.
1 1/8 in. (7.53 grams, 28.75 mm overall, 20.36 mm internal diameter (approximate size British V, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.77, Japan 22)).

A gold finger ring with granules flanking an ellipsoid cell containing an onyx cameo facing bust of a Nubian with dressed hair executed in the half-round.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970-1990.
Ex property of a deceased lady.
Accompanied by scholarly note TL5449 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.114494-195582.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 419, for type; and for the bezel see Marshall, F. H., Catalogue of the Finger Rings, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, in the British Museum, 1907, 87, no.509.

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