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LOT 0095

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Roman Sea Creature Gemstone in Gold Ring

2nd-3rd century AD

An agate cloison, intaglio dolphin, prawn and fish, set into a later gold finger ring with trumpet-shaped shoulder and ribbed panel below. 6.80 grams, 23.26mm overall, 18.45mm internal diameter (approximate size British P, USA 7 1/2, Europe 16.23, Japan 15) (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the property of an Essex private collector; acquired in the early 1990s.
Literature
Cf. Chadour, A.B., Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 349, for type.