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Ancient Hellenistic Greek bronze signet ring of the Ceryneian hind

£585.00 Approx $804.68, €685.01

Code: 11979

This is an ancient Hellenistic Greek bronze signet ring, dating from the 3rd - 1st century BC. It has a pointed oval bezel, cut with a device of a stag or more likely a representation of the Ceryneian hind that was one of the labours of Hercules. The hind is well cut, very artistic and as with Greek intaglios fills the bezel. It has a nice patina and is in very good excavated condition. Very interesting and RARE!

OBJECT: Signet Ring

CULTURE: Greek / Hellenistic

DATE: c. 3rd - 1st century BC


RING SIZE:   10 1/4  (US)   U  (UK)

SIZE: 21.91mm x 25.29mm x 4.12mm (bezel 19.38mm x 13.55mm)

WEIGHT: 4.75 gram

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Portugal