11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 5,250
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with Romulus and Remus suckling from the she-wolf that stands above them, her head turned down toward the young boys, her swollen teats hanging; on a groundline
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) wide
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Molly Morse Limmer
For a similar example see no. 39 in Richter, Engraved Gems of the Romans.
UK Private Collection, acquired prior to the 1960s.
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