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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 423

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the broad shoulders, the oval bezel set with a flat stone engraved with a winged Eros, a whip in his hand, standing upon a dolphin and a composite figure of a bearded satyr's head, a horse protome and a ram's head, with a Greek inscription in three registers, THN XAP IN, "in gratitude"
    1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) wide; ring size 6½


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in 1978.