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Rare Ancient Greek Gold Gorgon Cameo Ring

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Seller: randall3563 (835) 100%, Location: Auburn, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202344883166 5th - 3rd Century BC 21 mm Inside Diameter (Size 10 USA) 9.4 grams This large ring is a striking example of the classic ancient Greco-Roman Gorgon motif. It was made with high carat yellow gold as is shown when compared to my 14K wedding ring. The bezel set carnelian cameo is large and detailed with a greek style hairdo, large eyebrows and lidded eyes, slightly extended ears, a flattened nose, a large extended mouth full of sharp teeth and of course the typical sassy tongue sticking out in full fashion. The bezel itself is surrounded by 30 twisted gold wire circular disks with small gold soldered beads at their centers. Intact except for missing three of the soldered gold beads. The bezel has a few dents in it and there are some minute specs of dirt here and there on the cameo and bezel decorations. "The petrifying head of the gorgon, with its staring eyes, grimacing mouth, protruding tongue, and snaky hair, had the ability to ward off evil. Stylistic features such as the rolls of tightly coiled curls on the forehead date the Greco-Roman work to the early 400s B.C." (Getty Museum) A rare and unusual piece of ancient jewelry that is in Excellent condition and definitely wearable. The soldered gold band is solidly attached. -------------------------- California Sales Tax is charged on all sales made within or shipped within the State of California. The only exception is for holders of a valid California State Resellers Permit, a copy of which must be made available to me in order to be exempt from the tax. California Sales Tax is not charged by me on out-of-state sales or international sales. International sales are processed through ebay's Global Shipping Program which handles all pertinent duties, fees and value added taxes. -------------------------- See my website souktopia.com for more interesting antiquities, antiques, historical collectibles, fossils, art, coins, jewelry and colored gemstones. Please contact me if you want to see an item listed on eBay. Condition: Excellent condition, Material: Gold and Carnelian, Provenance: Old Midwest USA dealer

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