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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 306

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone with a striding Minerva, wearing a long peplos and crested helmet, shouldering a spear and shield; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    5/16 in. (.8 cm.) long; ring size 6¼


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    Provenance

    British Private Collection, prior to the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR