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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 383

    A SOUTH ARABIAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ARABIAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
    The plain hoop flat on the interior, slightly rounded on the exterior, joined to the underside of the oval bezel, a large granule on each shoulder, encircled by beading, the convex oval stone engraved with a hare(?), and an inscription, incorporating a wasm with the name of the owner, reading, Y nz'd
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 7½


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1988.