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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET INTAGLIO RING

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET INTAGLIO RING
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    With female profile bust, in gold mount, ¾ in. (2 cm.) across inner hoop; a Roman gold and cornelian intaglio ring with figure of Mercury, in similar mount, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) across inner hoop; a Roman silver and chalcedony intaglio ring with a warrior arming, standing before a flaming altar, in silver mount, ¾ in. (2 cm.) across inner hoop; and a miniature gold ring with raised square bezel with cabochon garnet inlay, 4th-5th Century A.D., ½ in. (1.4 cm.) across inner hoop (4)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection, Germany, late 1970s.