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A Byzantine Garnet Intaglio Ring, ca. 4th century CE

RJ1909

$2,750 USD

The garnet intaglio finely incised with a dove facing right, an olive sprig in its mouth, a cross above, the oval bezel of ancient high karat gold and decorated with a border of granulation.

Dimensions: US ring size: 7 1/2

Condition: The intaglio is intact and in excellent condition, a modern 18K gold shank attached to the back of the bezel.  

Provenance: Private Texas collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.