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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    A GREEK GOLD RING WITH CHRISTIAN INSCRIPTION

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK GOLD RING WITH CHRISTIAN INSCRIPTION
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    The hollow gold hoop flat on the interior and rounded on the exterior, widening to the flat oval bezel, the hoop interior with a later dotted Chi-Rho and two Greek letters
    Bezel 1 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Reputedly from the De Clercq collection (1836-1901), Paris.
    Given as a gift to the present owner by Robin Symes in 1969.