6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,250
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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Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.