SELJUK GOLD RING WITH GARNET GEMSTONE
12th-14th century AD. A gold ring with carinated hoop expanding to a trapezoidal bezel with a garnet cabochon held in a clawed setting; each shoulder is engraved with a recumbent animal within a triangular border, a series of tessellating shapes contained within a border engraved on one face of the bezel. 2.31 grams, 25.42mm overall, 15.66mm internal diameter (approximate size British I, USA 4 1/4, Europe 7.44, Japan 7) (1"). Property of a London gentleman; formerly in the private collection of an English lady previously living in Oxford; acquired on the UK art market from the mid 1980s. Fine condition.