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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 268

    A ROMAN GOLD AND NICOLO FINGER RING

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    British Private Collection, 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR