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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 422

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The solid hoop with angled bevelled shoulders, the high bezel off-set by an incised groove, set with an earlier Roman flat circular stone, circa 1st century A.D., engraved with a theater mask in profile to the left
    1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) wide; ring size 5½


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1990s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 464.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR