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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH JASPER INTAGLIO

    3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH JASPER INTAGLIO
    3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The high truncated intaglio with figure of Ganymede seated on a rocky outcrop, holding a staff behind him, facing Jupiter in the form of an eagle, drinking from an offered cup, its wings outstretched and with raised claw, the hoop with angled shoulders and raised bezel, 11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) max. across inner hoop; a Roman silver ring with faceted hoop decorated with Christian symbols including a palm branch, the circular bezel with Daniel with raised hands, flanked by two lions, circa 3rd Century A.D., 13/16 in. (2 cm.) max. across inner hoop; and a gold penannular ring with a rock crystal(?) oval intaglio with Phoenician 'sign of Tanit', 7/16 in. (1 cm.) max. across inner hoop (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the French art market in 1999.