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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 320

    EIGHT ROMAN RING STONES

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    EIGHT ROMAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    One of red jasper engraved with a frog seen from above; one of bloodstone engraved with a lion attacking a stag, a star and crescent above, on a groundline; one of banded agate engraved with a horned lion, on a groundline; one of plasma engraved with a lion, a bull's head below his raised forepaw, a tree arching above, on a groundline; one of garnet engraved with a wolf attacking a sheep, a row of plants to the right, on a groundline; one of banded agate engraved with a seated sphinx, three stars and a crescent above, the letters MIL to the left, on a groundline; one of carnelian engraved with a cock and a grasshopper above a toppled basket, a sheaf of wheat between them, a butterfly behind the cock, on a groundline; and one of carnelian engraved with a two-handled cup and a mouse upon a loaf of bread, all on a tripod table
    Largest: 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long (8)


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN