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Hellenistic gold ring Alexander the Great as a god Ammon-Zeus


Code: 11468

This is an ancient Hellenistic gold finger ring, dating to the 3rd - 1st century BC. The solid gold ring is set with a silver head of Alexander-Ammon-Zeus, Alexander the Great as a god depicted with horns indicating his divinity. Such a ring would have been worn by a devotee of Alexander, or gifted as a form of patronage. The ring is intact and portrait still securely set, with only slight wear to the horns. A rare and wonderful early ring, seldom offered!

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Hellenistic

DATE: c. 3rd - 1st century BC

MATERIAL: Gold and silver

RING SIZE:    3 3/4  (US)       H  (UK)

SIZE: 17mm x 20mm x 2mm (head 9mm x 7mm  bezel 4mm)

WEIGHT:  3.72mm

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Netherlands