6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 4,750
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND PLASMA FINGER RING
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The broad hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the shoulders, the surface embellished with filigree spirals interspersed with granulation, a ribbon framing the oval bezel, set with an earlier Roman convex oval stone, circa 1st-2nd century A.D., engraved with a draped goddess, probably Nemesis, her head turned frontal, holding the hem of her garment in her lowered hand, a blossom in her raised hand
1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 5
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
European Private Collection, early 1980s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 465.
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