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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 475

    A ROMAN GOLD AND NICOLO FINGER RING

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD AND NICOLO FINGER RING
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The hoop solid cast with angled sides, the expanding shoulders with deep ridges terminating at the bezel in volutes, the raised oval bezel set with the bevelled stone engraved with Mars, facing right, armed with a spear, shield and crested helmet
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 6½


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    Provenance

    Found on a farm in Somerset, England, 1960s.
    with Hundred Antiques, Toronto, 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR