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The sale on February 27 reflects the 30-year passion of a private European connoisseur and includes a wide range of Byronic artefacts from books to busts and military orders.

This blue and black enamel and 18ct gold ring hallmarked for London 1823 (estimate £600-800) is the same design as that given by Byron to his first great love Teresa Makri, the famous Maid of Athens.

The ring is seemingly a homage to their great love story and was evidently made before Byron’s death.