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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 325

    A LATE ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    California Private Collection, 1980s.