6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,875
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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with Derek J. Content, England, 1999.
THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR