Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCAT 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with a horse and rider galloping to the left, a spear in his upraised right hand, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
½ in. (1.3 cm.) wide; ring size 9
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1980s.
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