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Lot 0158
4th century AD. A carnelian cloison with intaglio crane catching a frog; set into a later gold ring with ellipsoid bezel supported on twisted-rod shoulders, with round-section shank. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 219 for type. 5.62 grams, 24.67mm overall, 20.34mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.00, Japan 19) (1"). Property of a Bristol collector; formerly part of his father's collection formed between 1960-late 1970s.

Condition

Very fine condition. A large wearable size.

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Roman Crane Gemstone in Gold Ring

Estimate £700 - £900Sep 03