6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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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Acquired by the current owner in 1980.
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