9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with Ceres standing, her head turned in profile, holding a tray with fruit in one hand, two sheafs of wheat in the other; groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern rose gold setting
½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 3¼
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American Private Collection, 1950s.
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