6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The plain hollow hoop rounded on the interior and exterior, expanding at the shoulders to the flat bezel, set with a flat oval stone engraved with a bust of Minerva wearing a snaky aegis, a crested Corinthian helmet high on her head
1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) wide; ring size 9¼
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European Private Collection, 1987.
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