• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    A ROMAN GOLD AND DARK RED GLASS FINGER RING

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD AND DARK RED GLASS FINGER RING
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The cabochon glass intaglio with figure of young Herakles holding club, lion skin draped over arm, in hollow gold hoop, one shoulder decorated with small applied gold knob
    Intaglio 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    English private collection, late 1970s - early 1980s.