9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN BANDED AGATE RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with Mercury, the god standing, depicted nude but for a mantle draped over his left arm, wearing talaria (his characteristic winged boots), holding a moneybag in his right hand, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; ring size 7½
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with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1970.
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