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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 477

    A ROMAN SILVER AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN SILVER AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    The hoop solid cast with angled sides, the lower section bevelled, inscribed with a V on one side, a C on the other, an X at the center of the underside, the expanding shoulders with deep ridges terminating at the bezel in volutes, the raised bezel set with a flat octagonal stone engraved with a winged Eros riding a dolphin to the left, a whip in his hand
    1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long; ring size 8


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1968.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 December 2005, lot 107.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR