6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Found on a farm in Somerset, England, 1960s.
with Hundred Antiques, Toronto, 1993.
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