Museum Quality Ancient Greek Gold Signet Ring circa 5th-3rd Century BC

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Ancient Greek gold signet ring with lion. The oval central plaque finely engraved with the image of a lion devouring its prey, flanked to either side by softly rounded substantial conforming shoulders which lead down to a solid tapering D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, circa 5th - 3rd century BC, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal. UK finger size P.

Lions are an enduring symbol of power and majesty and have been depicted on the public buildings, statuary and the personal adornments of numerous ancient cultures through to the modern day.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 5th-3rd Century BC
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU186500642
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Located in London, GB

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