• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 339

    A GREEK CALCIFIED YELLOW CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK CALCIFIED YELLOW CHALCEDONY RINGSTONE
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a mask of Silenos depicted frontally, a wreath of ivy across his bald pate, his beard a mass of radiating locks; mounted in a modern silver bezel
    9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION