6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a draped bust of a youthful male in profile to the left, a laurel wreath in his short hair, the ties in back; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
½ in. (1.2 cm.) long; ring size 8½
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Yvette Raoux, Paris, 1960s-1980s.
Acquired by the current owner in 1989.
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