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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 449

    TWO ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONES

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONES
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    One engraved with a running lion, on a groundline; and one engraved with a standing draped and helmeted Minerva, holding a spear in her right hand, her left hand outstretched, supporting the winged goddess Victoria proffering a wreath, on a groundline; both set as pendants in modern gold settings
    Lion: in. (1.5 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1998.