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Rare Tudor amethyst ring. Set with an oval cabochon amethyst in a closed backrubover setting, to a solitaire design featuring a delicate scalloped gold frame, a finely pierced vertical openwork gallery and polished closed backholing, leading to intricately carved shoulders with scrolling floral motifs and flowing through to a solid D-shapeshank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.9g in weight, circa 16th-17th century. This is a fine and rare example of Tudor craftsmanship.
Accompanied by paperwork from the British Museum stating that this ring was found at Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire, UK. It is disclaimed under the Treasure Act reference 2013 T782.