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A late hellenistic gold ring with garnet intaglio. Butterfly with a torch.

3rd - 2nd century B.C.
Intaglio 7,5x11 mm ; int. diam 12 mm ; 2,28 grs

The allegorical depiction is engraved on a cabochon garnet, with a butterfly flying above a burning torch. This subject allegorically refers to the shortness of life. Use of globular elements. Signs of wear. The stone, very prominent, is mounted on a gold ring with a smooth rod and equipped with a small ring welded to the case of the bezel. Fine state of conservation.

U.K. private collection


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