11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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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