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Order of Christ ca 1800

Ca 1790-1800 "large" Portuguese order of Christ, in silver, garnets, and paste. The order's origins lie in the Knights Templar, founded circa 1118. The knights s...

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Late medieval silver ring

Ca 1450-1500 gilt silver ring, the design of the shape might be a throwback to the middle east and perhaps brought back by the crusaders. The top is fire gilt and th...

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Late medieval silver ring

Ca 1450-1500 silver ring with a shield and reverse monogram of " L b ". Around the shield seem in black lettering "laul 'eus " All in deep seal engraving as to use ...

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Portuguese paste brooch

Silver brooch ca 1760-70 , Portuguese, with blue paste.These colors are the more exotic versions of the very popular white paste jewelry produced in the second half ...

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Byzantine gold ring

Ca 8 th century Byzantine gold ring with engraved cipher . These ciphers appear in Byzantine architecture on the capitals of the supporting columns in churches, to d...

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Greek gold ring

Oval bezel engraved with Nike. Greek ca 400 B.C. The engraving is not for use as a seal. These forms of Greek rings are frequent and well known. Size of bezel:17 m...

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Pair of Byzantine gold earrings

Pair of large late Byzantine ca 1300 high carat ear loops. Diameter of ear loop:50 mm weight : 27 grams

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Visigothic gold bead

Ancient gold and glass bead, ca 500 A.D. Probably Visigothic. After the Sack of Rome in 410 A.D. the Visigoths settled in the southern part of France and Northern Sp...

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Roman intaglio ring

Ancient Roman intaglio ring in "modern" high carat gold setting. The banded agate intaglio is ca second century A.D. and depicts the legend of Romulus and Remus bein...

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Roman gold ring

Small ancient Roman ring , the oval bezel is engraved with the image of Eros. The size indicates that it was a child's ring. Internal diameter of ring is 15 mm

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Milton intaglio ring

Late seventeenth century silver ring with blue chalcedony intaglio image of John Milton. Since the publishing of Paradise Lost, john Milton entered the hall of great...

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Belt buckle

Silver and faceted cut paste buckle. English ca 1720. The belt part must have been made of velvet or silk. For very little money these items of such exceptional qual...

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Enameled gold brooch

Enameled brooch depicting cupid . English ca 1820-30. His iconography is the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is sho...

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Emerald cameo ring

"Large" carved emerald cameo in later 14 carat ring. The emerald cameo is carved from Indian material and could be from ca 1800-1830. The 14 carat gold mount is from...

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Gold Posy Ring

Gold posy ring with the engraved posy: " All that I desire of thee is to fear god and love" Ca 1680-1700 Makers mark: "IN" in shaped shield Width of band : 5 mm ...

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Roman intaglio ring

Ca 300 A.D. silver and carnelian intaglio ring . The intaglio is of the roman eagle symbolizing the military power of Rome. The intaglio has a chip at the edge . ...

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Roman cameo pendant

"Large" ancient cameo ca 350 A.D. in later gold setting. The cameo is of Athene. Typical of Eastern Roman Empire work. For other examples see " The Content cameos " ...

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Silver Filigree and Enamel Cross

Silver Filigree and Enamel Cross. European ca 1790

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Early eighteenth century Andalusian pendant

Ca 1700 Spanish gold and diamond pendant. Very fine pierced and engraved gold work. Size: 64 mm

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Antique hard stone cameo brooch

Very fine neoclassical hard stone cameo brooch. The cameo portrait does not bear any attributable traits or symbols as who it represents but the highly classical nat...

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Pair of large Eighteenth century paste earrings

air of large, very bright Eighteenth century silver and paste earrings. English ca 1780, converted from paste buttons. Diameter of earrings : 30 mm Please note b...

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Sixteenth century garnet cameo of Christ in enameled gold pendant

Large pendant with enameled images/tools of the crucifixion, set with a sixteenth century almandine garnet cameo of Christ. The enameled gold pendant is ca. 1840 and...

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Eighteenth century intaglio ring of Brutus

An eighteenth century intaglio ring of Brutus. Mount and intaglio is ca 1770, probably Rome during the height of the Grand Tour era. The interest in ancient Roman hi...

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Ancient Roman cameo Ring

Ancient Roman cameo of Probably Saint Maurice. The onix layered cameo is ca 400 A.D. and has some damage to the nose. The mount is of high carat and probably 1840 in...

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Gold ring with sixteenth century owl cameo

Sixteenth century agate cameo of an owl in high carat " modern" ring The icon of the owl was used since ancient times as a symbol of wisdom and also of power.Coins...

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Ancient Roman intaglio ring of a Gryllos

Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio of a Gryllos. Gryllos is a mythical "creature" part animal part human. I have had many grylloses but never really understood the ori...

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Seventeenth century gold and carnelian armorial fob seal

Late seventeenth century gold and carved carnelian fob seal English ca. 1680 Size of bezel 16 x 14 mm Height of seal 25 mm

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Eighteenth century niccolo intaglio ring of Julius Caesar

Large two layered intaglio of Julius Caesar. The gold mount is same age as the intaglio ca. 1760-70. The second half of the eighteenth century saw the Grand Tour re...

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Italian micro mosaic and gold ring

Octagonal gold micro mosaic ring of a bird on a branch.Italian ca 1810. Size of the bezel 32x20 mm Ring size:" W" = US"11"

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Late eighteenth century paste ring

Georgian paste and gold ring. English ca 1760-70 . The paste is set in silver, is bright and the ring is in good condition. Ring size:"R" = US "8" +1/2

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Large nephrite amuletic intaglio ring

Large green nephrite and gold ring. The octagonal intaglio carved stone is carved with various symbols,the sun, the moon, a crab or cancer, the symbol of male betwee...

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1500 gold ring with garnet

Early ca 1500 European gold ring with cabochon garnet.The underside of the ring is engraved. The hoop or ring is circular in diameter. measurement of bezel 12 x 10 ...

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Gold Diamonds and ruby snake ring

Ca 1790 gold English snake ring with small diamond eyes and a ruby. ring size : "Q" = US"8" + 1/4

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Early Medieval carnelian intaglio ring

Carnelian intaglio ca 700-800 A.D. in modern gold setting.The depiction of this eagle is born out of the Roman Imperial eagle where the stance of the bird had moveme...

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Fourteenth century silver ring

Medieval silver ring ca. 1350-1400. The circular bezel is mirror engraved so as to be used as a seal. Middle European. Good original condition and original patina. ...

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Eighteenth century niccolo intaglio ring

Eighteenth century two tone onyx-Niccolo-intaglio of a hippocampus with rider blowing a shell horn./The hippocampus is supposed to be pulling poseidon's chariot/ The...

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Roman Medusa cameo ring

Ancient Roman cameo of the head of Medusa. /Gorgoneion./, in nineteenth century gold mount. The nose of Medusa is chipped and "missing" in parts, otherwise in good ...

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Spanish enameled gold and emeralds pendant

Spanish ca 1660 enameled gold pendant with fine , clear emeralds. Very good condition. Measurements: 49x 30 mm

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Roman intaglio ring of an elephant

An ancient Roman carnelian intaglio depicting an elephant holding a palm leaf. The first century intaglio is set in high carat gold . The setting is ca. 1900 or late...

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Antique Medusa Cameo ring

ancient Roman cameo of Medusa in modern gold ring. The cameo is ca. 3rd century A.D. In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress")...

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Doge of Venice’s hat brooch with sapphires

Small antique gold, sapphires and diamonds brooch in the shape of the Doge of Venice's hat.The hat was a symbol of the Office of the elected ruler of Venice. In the ...

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Ancient Roman Intaglio ring

Ancient Roman carnelian and silver intaglio ring. The carnelian intaglio is of an eagle holding a closed laurel wreath. This symbol is often used as a symbol of Rome...

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Cameo Ring signed Berini

Late eighteenth century , early nineteenth century cameo ring, the cameo is signed by Antonio Berini. High carat gold ring is contemporary with the cameo.Measuremen...

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Eighteenth century silver, garnet, and topaz broach

Late eighteenth century silver , garnet and topaz broach, probably Portuguese ca 1760. Measurements : 31 mm in diameter

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Eighteenth century silver and topaz broach

Mid eighteenth century silver an foiled topaz broach. Probably Portuguese ca 1760. Measurements : 34 mm in diameter

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Ancient Roman cameo of Medusa in gold ring

Ancient Roman cameo of Medusa set in modern gold ring.Medusa was a protective talisman/devise. Roman legions had Medusa on their shield, and Roman Emperors were wear...

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Eighteenth cent. cameo ring of Emperor Galba

Roman set eighteenth century cameo portrait of Emperor Galba in modern high carat gold setting. Italian cameo ca 1770 , of the Grand Tour period. Size of bezel :...

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Seventeenth century gold memorial ring

English seventeenth century memorial gold ring.The pierced and engraved gold ring would have encased hair, that is now missing. Ca 1680. Engraving in very good cond...

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