9 December 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN SCHOLAR
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone with a striding Minerva, wearing a long peplos and crested helmet, shouldering a spear and shield; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
5/16 in. (.8 cm.) long; ring size 6¼
British Private Collection, prior to the 1970s.
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