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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 325

    FOUR ROMAN RING STONES

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

    Price Realised  

    FOUR ROMAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    One of carnelian engraved with a draped portrait bust of a man in profile to the left; one of orange carnelian engraved with facing portrait heads, perhaps brothers, a sunk vertical band in between inscribed in Latin, EXP.SVB.FR; one of banded agate engraved with a draped portrait bust of a man in profile to the left; and one of carnelian engraved with a draped bust of Mercury in profile to the left, with wings in his hair, his caduceus projecting over his shoulder
    Largest: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long (4)


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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