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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 440

    A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1987.