• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 461

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with Minerva enthroned, facing left, the goddess wearing a peplos, mantle and crested helmet, her right arm reaching out towards a tree to her left, a phiale in her outstretched hand, a snake entwined around the tree, her shield behind; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; ring size 7


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    Provenance

    English Private Collection, 1980s.