South Arabian Gold Child’s Ring

GBP 3,000.00

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Object Description

A South Arabian gold ring featuring a decorated, oval bezel. Comprised of a thick D-shaped hoop which flares outwards at the shoulders before widening to encompass the bezel. The top of the ring is flat to allow for the debossed profile of a young man. Incised lines have been used to create the particles of his hair, tied with a filet. Four South Arabian characters surround the profile. To the left, from top to bottom, are the signs ‘nun’ (n) and ‘dal’ (d) respectively. Whilst the right features the signs ‘alef’ (A) and ‘mem’ (m). A sun ray has also been depicted on top and underneath the profile. The small size of the hoop would suggest that this was a child’s ring.

The measurements given below refer to the internal diameter of the ring. Weight: 8.74 grams.

Date: Circa 2nd Century AD

Object Literature

Acquired 1970-1999. London collection of the late Mr S.M., thence by descent.

Object Condition

Excellent. Clear profile and characters.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.6 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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