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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 303

    A ROMAN NICOLO RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN NICOLO RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The bevelled oval stone engraved with Mercury, the god depicted nude, holding his money bag and caduceus, with a chlamys draped over one arm, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in modern gold setting
    9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1954 (inscribed on the interior: "Noël 1954").


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR