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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 264

    A ROMAN RED JASPER RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN RED JASPER RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The flat oval stone engraved with an eagle in profile to the right, its head turned back, standing upon a snake coiled around a tree; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    11/16 in. (1.8 cm.) long; ring size 12


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    The setting was made by the jeweler Helen Woodhull and is dated on the interior of the hoop, "1981," and is numbered, "302."

    Provenance

    Ringstone acquired by the current owner in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION