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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    THREE ROMAN RING STONES

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE ROMAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    One of red jasper engraved with a draped portrait bust of a woman in profile to the left, her braided hair coiled on top of her head, the initials I and E on either side; one of carnelian engraved with a draped portrait bust of a woman in profile to the left, a thick plait wound around her head, the initials PA and ILA in Greek letters on either side; and one of carnelian engraved with a draped portrait bust of a woman in profile to the left, with a thick plait wound around her head, the hair rolled above her forehead
    Largest: 5/8 in. (1.5 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