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Lot 0042
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A stunning ring comprised of an iron shank and face featuring an image of a standing horse adorned with 18K gold granulation and filigree. The iron ring was cast via the lost wax process in antiquity and was embellished with 18K gold elements in later years. Framing the equine themed face/table is a hammered 22K gold sheet surround with a border of beautiful granules surrounded by gold filigree. At the juncture between the face and the shank is a cluster of granules resembling a flower and encircled with filigree - one on each side. Complimenting this are bands of filigree that wrap a section on each side as well as the bottom section of the shank. US ring size 6. Size: .875" L x .625" W (2.2 cm x 1.6 cm) Total Weight: 9 grams

Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection

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One granule missing from border around the table. Gold is stamped 750, meaning it has 75% gold, and is 18K gold. Iron ring is ancient and shows nice patina. 18K gold embellishments were created in modern times.

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Roman 22K Gold & Iron Ring w/ Horse Image

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Feb 15, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA