6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
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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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN