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Roman - Gold Openwork Ring with 'Victory' Intaglio Gemstone

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 653

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 5,000
EUR (€) 3,400 - 5,670
USD ($) 4,200 - 6,990
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £4,600

ROMAN - GOLD OPENWORK RING WITH 'VICTORY' INTAGLIO GEMSTONE

3rd century AD. The openwork box bezel with sides formed from two tiers of scroll filigree supporting the upper plate, bearing a dark red oval gemstone; the bevelled edge holding an intaglio depicting a standing winged and helmetted Victory, within a shallow cell surrounded by trefoil granular ornament; the composite openwork shank with scroll filigree set into the faces of the inverted 'T' section hoop, with a twisted wire at the centre; the hoop affixed to the box bezel with a dentilled sheath and twisted wire at the junction. 6.76 grams, 26.45 mm overall, 19.34 mm internal (UK size R 1/2; USA 8.75; EU size 19.38; Japan size 18.5).

Condition
Delightful and wearable example of the Roman jeweller's art. Superb and very rare.

Provenance
From an old English collection formed in the 1960's.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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