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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 304

    A ROMAN MOTTLED ORANGE JASPER RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MOTTLED ORANGE JASPER RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone engraved with Minerva standing on a groundline, wearing a peplos and a crested helmet, supporting Victoria in one outstretched hand, a spear in the other, leaning on her shield; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long; ring size 7¼


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    Provenance

    British Private Collection, prior to 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR