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A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE FINGER RING
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A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE FINGER RING

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE FINGER RING
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The hoop a thin strap merging with the oval bezel, ornamented at the shoulders with granulation, the bevelled stone in three layers engraved with a dolphin, the bevelled edge with an inscription reading, MANANIA in the impression
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide; ring size 4½
Provenance
Acquired by the previous owner in the 1980s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2004, lot 165.

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