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Dating to c.310 BCE for the Greek silver obol, this is one fantastic gold ring that is suitable for wear by a lady or a gentleman!
This ring is simple and classic - and the perfect setting for the historic coin bezeled within! The coin is an ancient Greek silver obol, with a bust of Alexander the Great on the obverse, and a Greek inscription (ORITHION?) between a krater and a pillar on the reverse. This coin dates to 330 - 300 BCE, and was minted in either Macedonia or Ionia. It is in the finest condition I have seen of any ancient coin set in an article of jewelry (XXF+), and the coin alone books for over $400 in this superb condition! The coin measures 10 mm in diameter in the bezel (11.4 mm inside diameter), and is set in a hefty mounting of 14k gold (unmarked but tested).
This ring is a size 10 1/4, and judging from the size was custom-made of a gentleman, but it is suitable for wear by either sex. The plainness of the rear of the shank would allow for easy re-sizing by a good bench jeweler. The ring weighs 9.1 grams. It is in stellar condition, without any surface wear to the gold.
If you love the finest in ancient Greek coin jewelry, this ring belongs on your hand and in your collection! It would also make a grand Christmas gift for any lady or gentleman fond of classical Greek history. The coin is 100% guaranteed authentic as described. This ring will be shipped in a gift box suitable for storing or giving. Do not miss this treasure!
Item ID: 1577
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