9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND NICOLO FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The solid hoop nearly oval in section, expanding at the shoulders to the oval bezel, set with a bevelled nicolo engraved with Minerva, wearing a peplos and a crested helmet, supporting a winged Victoria offering a wreath in one outstretched hand, leaning on her shield and holding a spear with the other
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide; ring size 5¾
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British Private Collection, 1990s.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR