6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 2,250
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN EYE AGATE RING STONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with Fortuna, the draped goddess standing on a ship's rudder, a cornucopia cradled in her right arm; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; ring size 9¾
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