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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The hoop slightly rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, a finely-modeled draped bust of Tyche emerging from its bezel, the goddess wearing a veil over the back of her head, her center-parted wavy hair surmounted by a mural crown, her facial features well articulated
    .15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) long; ring size 2 ½


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    Provenance

    Bochberg Collection, Germany, prior to 1977.
    Art Market, London, 1990s.
    Private Collection, New York, 2003-2015.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2015.


    Literature

    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Mainz, 1977, p. 6, no. 426.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.