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LOT 0204

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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,330 - 1,890
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£1,080 (EUR 1,199; USD 1,410) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Sassanian Gold Ring with Horse Head Gemstone

3rd-4th century AD

A gold finger ring with D-section hoop, scooped shoulders, ellipsoid bezel with inset nicolo, horse- or stag-head motif. 7.89 grams, 24.01mm overall, 17.01mm internal diameter (approximate size British J 1/2, USA 5, Europe 9.32, Japan 9) (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired on the London art market in 2009; previously in an old English collection.