• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 353

    A ROMAN SAPPHIRE RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN SAPPHIRE RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The convex irregular oval stone engraved with Venus standing at a laver, the goddess with her hair in a chignon, wearing a mantle that partially exposes her upper torso, on a groundline
    3/8 in. (.95 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION