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LOT 0183

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 930 - 1,170
USD ($) 980 - 1,230

Sold for (Inc. bp): £910

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SASSANIAN GOLD RING WITH ADVANCING FIGURE GEMSTONE
5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
3/4 in. (7.86 grams, 21.80 mm overall, 15.45 mm internal diameter (approximate size British I 1/2, USA 4 1/2, Europe 8.07, Japan 7)).

A gold finger ring with flared shoulders to the hoop, discoid cell to the bezel with large applied granule, inset garnet gemstone with intaglio advancing figure.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1960s-1990s.
Late Alison Barker collection, a retired London barrister.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 485, for type.

CONDITION