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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 333

    SIX ROMAN RING STONES

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

    Price Realised  

    SIX ROMAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    One of red jasper engraved with a profile head of Paposilenus, a wreath on his bald head; one of carnelian engraved with a draped profile bust of a youth wearing a Phrygian cap, perhaps the moon-god Men, inscribed in Latin, ONES IMI; one of red jasper engraved with a profile bust of Tyche wearing a turreted crown and a scarf tied over her chignon; one of dark brown chalcedony engraved with a profile head of Zeus Ammon; one of eye agate engraved with a profile draped bust of a beardless Mars wearing a crested helmet, inscribed in Greek, PAMPHIILOS, a four- and a six-pointed star in the field; and one of carnelian engraved with a profile head of a young satyr with a pointed ear and two small horns above his forehead
    Largest: 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long (6)


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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