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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 274

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a bust of Minerva in profile to the left, with a high crested helmet and snaky aegis; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    ½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 9


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    Provenance

    English Private Collection, 1980s.