11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 1,625
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN GLASS RINGSTONE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Amber in color, the convex oval engraved with a profile head of Africa or Libya, the personification of the province shown as a young woman wearing an elephant headdress; mounted as a stick-pin in a 19th century gold setting
Ringstone: 7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; stickpin: 2¾ in. (6.9 cm.) long
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Molly Morse Limmer
For the subject compare the nicolo ringstone, no. 332 in Henig, Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern Intaglios and Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Acquired prior to 1972.
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