11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
The plain hollow hoop with two granules on either side where it joins the underside of the high hexagonal bezel, its sides with voluted straps in between columns supporting a circular box, its edge punctuated with single granules, set with a circular etched carnelian cameo, carved with a hare facing left, enclosed within a line border
5/16 in. (.8 cm.) long; ring size 6
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G. Max Bernheimer
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Molly Morse Limmer
North American Private Collection, early 1980s.
J. Spier, Late Antique and Early Christian Gems, Wiesbaden, 2007, no. 751.
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