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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 399

    A GREEK ELECTRUM FINGER RING

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK ELECTRUM FINGER RING
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Stirrup-shaped, flattened at one end, the plain hoop bevelled on the interior, rounded on the exterior, the pointed oval bezel bevelled on the underside, the upper surface engraved with a three-quarter frontal head of a bearded man with curly hair, furrowed beard, large almond-shaped eyes and down-turned mustache, an astragalos (knucklebone) in the field below
    11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) wide; ring size 7


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1997.