This is an early 20th century 22ct Mughal Revival shank set with a Sasanian seal. The seal is an original ancient example from the Sasanian Empire, the region of modern day Iran. The Sasanian Empire was majority Zarostrian, and they were prolific stone carvers, passing down many beautiful seals to the world of antiquity like this stellar example. This ring has been drilled and set to fit this special later specimen shank and can be worn as a ring or a pendant.
Materials and Features:
Hollow 22ct gold, black hardstone
Seal circa 500-800 AD, shank circa 1930-1950
Weight: 9.11 grams
Dimensions: 14mm x 14mm stone, 19mm across total ring face
Ring size: 7.5-8 US
Condition: Excellent condition, with a few minor scratches to the stone, which is to be expected with a piece of this age. Minor associated age wear.
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22ct Sasanian Seal Black Hardstone Flip Ring 7th Century