6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A WESTERN ASIATIC ELECTRUM FINGER RING
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
The hoop composed of wire ropes, merging with the circular box bezel, granulated bosses at the join, the bezel with triangles of granulation on the sides, beading at the top, the upper surface engraved with a winged quadruped in profile encircled with dots
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide; ring size 8
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with Derek J. Content, England, late 1990s.
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