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LOT 0092

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 580 - 810
USD ($) 690 - 970

Opening Bid
£450 (EUR 520; USD 625) (+bp*)

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Roman Silver Ring with Lion Gemstone

3rd century AD

A silver ring with facetted hoop and shoulders, octagonal bezel with inset jasper gemstone, intaglio advancing lion. 15.81 grams, 27.49mm overall, 16.64mm internal diameter (approximate size British K, USA 5 1/4, Europe 9.95, Japan 9) (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the property of an Essex private collector; acquired in the early 1990s.

Literature
Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L., Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 208, for type.