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Lot 18: Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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  • Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Merovingian Ring: NO RESERVE
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Description: Sold without reserve.

Possibly 6th-7th century.

This medieval ring is made from a flat band of sheet gold rolled at the outer edges. Beaded wire surrounds a square garnet, possibly foiled, and the shoulders are decorated with globules grouped in mirror-image pyramid-shaped patterns.

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Provenance: formerly the property of a European gentleman.

Dimensions: Circumference 59.5 mm.; US size 9, UK size R

Medium: Gold, garnet

Date: 600

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