• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 445

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone engraved with a draped bust of Minerva in profile to the right, the goddess wearing a crested Corinthian helmet and a snakey aegis; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    ½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 7


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    Provenance

    British Private Collection, 1980s.