• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 466

    A ROMAN GOLD AND BLOODSTONE FINGER RING

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD AND BLOODSTONE FINGER RING
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The hoop formed of two plain wires voluted where they join the oval bezel, a granule at the volute and on each side of the bezel, a plain filigree wire at the side, set with a flat oval stone engraved with an eagle standing on an altar, its head turned back, a wreath in its beak, framed by military standards
    ½ in. (1.3 cm) long; ring size 7


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    Provenance

    London Private Collection, 1995.