6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND GREEN JASPER FINGER RING
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, with a high oval stepped bezel, set with a flat oval stone engraved with a lion walking to the left, a bull's head in its mouth, on a groundline
15/16 in. (2.3 cm.) wide; ring size 8½
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Yvette Raoux, Paris, 1960s-1980s.
Acquired by the current owner, 1989.
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