Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Formed of a coil of plain wire, each end bent back, terminating in opposing draped female busts, one Isis and one Nephthys, one with a modius, one with plumes, with a single granule at the joins
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide; ring size 5½
with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, 1977-1979.
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For a ring with similar busts see no. 129 in Chadour, Rings, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection.
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