6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Professor Gilbert Murray, Professor of Classical Studies, Oxford University.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 5 June 1998, lot 224.
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