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Greek Gold Ring w/ Inscribed Agate Stones, 4.9 g

Greek, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. A gorgeous ring comprised of 88% gold (equivalent to 21K+ gold) with a three-lobed body and a thin band. Atop each lobe is an integral ovoid bezel set with a slender, hand-carved agate stone. Each stone displays a lightly-raised inscription, the middle with "AYTXI," another with "YTYX," and the last illegible and faded over time. An elegant and personalized example of ancient jewelry! Amethyst fragment for photography purposes only. Size (ring): 0.5" W x 0.6" H (1.3 cm x 1.5 cm); size (shank): 0.5" (1.3 cm); size (largest stone): 0.375" W (1 cm); quality of gold: 88% (equivalent to 21K+); total weight: 4.9 grams.

Condition: Ring sizer was unable to fit into shank. Slight bending to overall form and lower band, with fissures to two stones, and minor abrasions. Light earthen deposits within some recessed areas.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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