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Sassanian Scorpion Intaglio Gold Ring

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 377

Estimate
GBP (£) 900 - 1,200
EUR (€) 1,010 - 1,350
USD ($) 1,270 - 1,690
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Price (+bp): £765 (EUR 862; USD 1,076)
SASSANIAN SCORPION INTAGLIO GOLD RING

2nd century AD. A plain gold hoop expanding to an elliptical bezel, set with a conical intaglio in black, white and amber stone depicting a scorpion. Gold and stone, 8.19grams, 28 mm external diameter. (Approximate size UK R½, USA 8¾, Europe 19.38, Japan 18).

Condition
Very fine condition, some damage to the interior of the hoop beneath the bezel.

Provenance
Bought from a central London dealer in the 1980's.

Literature
See Higgins, R.A. Greek and Roman Jewellery, plate 53.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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