6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
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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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN