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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 456

    A ROMAN GOLD AND PLASMA FINGER RING

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD AND PLASMA FINGER RING
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The broad hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the shoulders, the surface embellished with filigree spirals interspersed with granulation, a ribbon framing the oval bezel, set with an earlier Roman convex oval stone, circa 1st-2nd century A.D., engraved with a draped goddess, probably Nemesis, her head turned frontal, holding the hem of her garment in her lowered hand, a blossom in her raised hand
    1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 5


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, early 1980s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 465.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR