Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The hoop flat on the interior, convex on the exterior, expanding to heart-shaped shoulders, supporting foliate prongs joined to a nearly square bezel, now set with an oval emerald cabochon and an oval amethyst cabochon
1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; ring size 6½
Private Collection, Geneva, 1980s.
A European Collection; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 453.
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