6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, widening towards the large oval bezel, set with a flat oval stone
1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) wide; ring size 10½
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French Private Collection, 1975.
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