6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The hoop solid cast, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to broad shoulders, the flat oval stone engraved with a goat standing in profile to the right on a groundline, a circular device on a shaft to its right
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 8
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Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.
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