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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 290

    A ROMAN BANDED AGATE RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1970.