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Hellenistic Bronze Relief Portrait Ring Ptolemaic Queen c. 3rd - 2nd century B.C

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,021) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371786062574 This is a charming Hellenistic relief portrait ring, depicting a Ptolemaic princess dating to the 3rd - 2nd century B.C. This type of ring is well documented in literature, several examples being found in the Getty Museum (published in Ancient Gems and Finger Rings: Catalogue of the Collection Jeffrey Spier) #88-91. The portrait is thought to represent Arsinoe II (278-270 B.C.) or Berenike II (246-222 B.C) made for officials throughout the Ptolemaic territories. As with most known examples the band of the ring is missing. It has excellent detail and a wonderful olive green patina, a good piece for a serious collector of Greek art and early jewellery.OBJECT: Relief Portrait RingCULTURE: Hellenistic PtolemaicDATE: c. 3rd - 2nd century B.C.MATERIAL: BronzeSIZE: 21.11mm x 16.23mm x 9.64mmWEIGHT: 5.6 gramsThis item is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. We accept returns if you are not satisfied with your purchase.I am a fully qualified Archaeologist and small finds specialist. All items can be viewed in person on request at Grays, Mayfair in London. Please see my website for details. Condition: nice patina and detail remaining, shank of the ring is missing, Type: Rings, Material: Bronze, Culture: Ptolemaic Egypt, Date: c. 3rd - 2nd century B.C.

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