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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    A ROMAN GOLD RING AND A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GOLD RING AND A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The ring with a plain hoop, oval in section, expanding at the shoulders, the bezel framed by a filigree wire encircling a crescent centered by a granule, with granulated triangles on either side; the earrings each with a plain oval hoop tapering at both ends to wire, forming a hook and loop closure; with modern gold earwires joined to the hoop
    Ring: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 9
    Earrings each: 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    with Charles Ede, London, 1975.
    Ring: with Charles Ede, London, 1975 (Antiquities 101, no. 35).