9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A ROMAN AMETHYST RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with Neptune, the god depicted nude, with one foot raised onto a rock, holding his trident in one hand, a dolphin in the other; mounted as a pendant in a gold setting embellished with filigree and granulation
Ringstone: 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long
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Private Collector, early 1980s.
German Private Collector, 1990s.
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