6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,375
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
A ROMAN GOLD AND ROCK CRYSTAL FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The hollow hoop flat on the interior, bevelled on the exterior, expanding to broad shoulders, the raised bezel set with a flat oval stone engraved with a bust of Nemesis in profile, the winged goddess pulling on her sleeveless chiton at the front
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 4
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Acquired by the current owner in 1980.
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