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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 326

    A ROMAN SAPPHIRE RING STONE

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN SAPPHIRE RING STONE
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The oval stone engraved with a portrait head of a Julio-Claudian prince in profile to the left, a laurel wreath in his wavy hair, the ties falling in back
    3/8 in. (.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN