9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A LATE ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
The hoop a sheet strap ornamented with rope wires, joined to the underside of the circular bezel, a cluster of granules at the join, the bezel walls with alternating granulated pyramids and filigree spirals with granules, set with a flat circular amethyst
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) high; ring size 7½
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California Private Collection, 1980s.
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