9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,875
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The plain hollow hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, with an oval bezel set with a flat garnet, engraved with Apollo, depicted nude, his right arm raised holding a bow, reaching for an arrow from his quiver with his left, raised up on his toes, his right leg behind and slightly bent, a wreath in his hair, on a short groundline
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide; ring size 2¼
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Acquired by the previous owner, circa 1980.