• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 409

    TWO ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS FINGER RINGS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS FINGER RINGS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Both with thin plain hoops, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, the high shoulders with an oval bezel set with flat green, blue and white banded glass, one with Victoria kneeling on top of a recumbent bull, pulling the bull's head back by its horns; and one with a biga driven by Cupid, the horses looking in opposite directions
    First: ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; ring size 2¾ (2)


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    Provenance

    North American Private Collector, acquired in London, early 1980s.