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Lot 48: Roman Ring with Gladiatorial Scene

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 3rd century AD. A flat-section hoop with chamfered edges, heater-shaped panel to each shoulder, discoid bezel with later incised frame, intaglio murmillo gladiator combatting a standing bear, star above and frond to the rear. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 260. 8.13 grams, 23mm overall, 18.95mm internal diameter (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.38, Japan 18) (1"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.

Condition Report: Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

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