A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The plain hoop rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, expanding to broad fluted shoulders, with a collar-set flat oval carnelian engraved with wrestling Cupids, their heads lowered, gripping each other's arms
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 8½
Private Collection, Germany, 1980s.
Anonymous sale; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 11 July 2006, lot 175.