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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    A ROMAN EYE AGATE RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN EYE AGATE RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with jugate male portrait busts, the one in the foreground helmeted, the other wearing a laurel wreath; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long; ring size 6


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    Provenance

    Texas Private Collection, 1985.