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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 452

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The thin hoop rounded on the interior and exterior, expanding slightly where it merges with the broad oval bezel, set with a flat stone engraved with an eagle and a mouse within a naiskos supported on spirally-fluted columns, the eagle holding a sheaf of wheat
    in. (2.4 cm.) wide; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in 1980.