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GALLERY: London’s Pax Romana to host ancient jewellery auction this weekend

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London antiquities gallery and boutique auction house Pax Romana is set to hold an online sale of more than 200 pieces of ancient jewellery this coming weekend.

Sunday 10 January, 2021 will see 242 lots of ancient jewellery go under the hammer, alongside other items in Pax Romana’s Antiquities, Ancient Jewellery & Weaponry Auction.

All items are offered with no reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder at or above the starting price, with bidding open now.

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One of the most coveted pieces of jewellery up for sale in the auction will be a Viking ring.

The large Viking Age (900-1100 AD) gold ring features coiled decoration and a border of stamped triangles arranged around a star composed of circles and crescents.

“Vikings were expert navigators, and the constellations signified mystery and power to them. This ring probably once belonged to a Viking captain,” said Ivan Bonchev who heads up the Pax Romana team.

The ring’s age was confirmed by X-ray fluorescence analysis, and it is estimated at £3,000-£4,000.

View a selection of the pieces on offer below:

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