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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 307

    A ROMAN SARDONYX RINGSTONE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN SARDONYX RINGSTONE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The convex oval stone engraved with two Pisces fish, one facing left, one facing right, below a star and crescent, framed by a Greek inscription reading: "of Fortunatus;" mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
    ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; ring size 6½


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    Provenance

    UK Art Market, 1980s-early 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR