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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 321

    THREE ROMAN RING STONES

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    THREE ROMAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    One of carnelian engraved with a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented in relief with Victoria driving a quadriga across the crown, a griffin ravishing a quadruped on the cheek guard, and a seated animal on the neck guard and flap; one of amethyst engraved with a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented in relief with a wreath on the crown and the concavity below, a hatched band in between, a goat on the cheek guard, an owl standing below; and one of carnelian engraved with a bearded head wearing a crested helmet composed of a ram for the crown and a mask as the neck guard, the front of the crest terminating in a griffin head
    Largest: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long (3)


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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