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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 438

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hollow hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding at the shoulders to the raised oval bezel, the slightly convex oval stone engraved with Mercury, depicted nude and beardless, a club in his lowered hand, leaning against a column, with a ram's head on a plate in his extended hand
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 3½


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    Provenance

    with Derek J. Content, England, 1999.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR