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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 439

    TWO ROMAN GOLD AND STONE FINGER RINGS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO ROMAN GOLD AND STONE FINGER RINGS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    One with a plain hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, with high shoulders and an oval bezel set with a flat carnelian, engraved with a shepherd seated before a goat, his staff beside him; and one with a plain hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to broad shoulders, the oval bezel set with a convex garnet, engraved with a male head in profile to the left
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) long; ring size 7½ and
    in. (1.3 cm.) wide; ring size 5¼ (2)


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    Provenance

    Swiss Art Market, 1990s.
    Acquired by the current owner in London, 1993.