• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 434

    A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the broad oval shoulders, the stepped oval bezel set with a convex oval garnet, engraved with a butterfly, its wings upraised
    13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) long; ring size 6


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    Provenance

    with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1980.