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Byzantine Gold Marriage Ring with Busts

Antiquities - Byzantine


LOT 0240

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,380 - 4,500
USD ($) 4,050 - 5,400
Additional Fees*

Opening Bid: £2,700 (EUR 3,040; USD 3,644)
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BYZANTINE GOLD MARRIAGE RING WITH BUSTS
6th-7th century AD

A gold finger ring comprising a broad flat-section hoop with incised chevron and hatching to the shoulders, discoid bezel with billetted border, two facing busts with a cross pommee above. 8.67 grams, 22mm overall, 20.09mm internal diameter (approximate size British U, USA 10 1/4, Europe 23.0, Japan 22) (1").

Condition
Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

Provenance
Property of a central London collector; acquired from a large private collection formed in the 1980s.

Literature
Cf. Wamser, L. Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe, München, 2004, item 649 for type.

Date
Wednesday 13th September 2017
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