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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 468

    A ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL FINGER RING

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL FINGER RING
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The sheet hoop carinated on the exterior, concave on the interior, joined to the underside of a high stepped box bezel, flaring to a flanged rectangle, set with a flat garnet, a hollow cornucopia forming a lotus calyx joined to one side, flanked by sheet volutes, topped by two twisted wires, set with a pearl once threaded by gold wire
    1 in. (3 cm.) wide; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.