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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 429

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The nearly round, flat stone engraved with a figure of Diomedes holding the Palladion in his left hand, stepping over an altar, a sword in his right hand, his mantle draped over his left arm, a column topped by a statue to his right; mounted as a ring in a European gold setting of the late 18th or early 19th century
    13/16 in. (2 cm.) wide; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    Professor Gilbert Murray, Professor of Classical Studies, Oxford University.
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 5 June 1998, lot 224.