9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 1,062
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A ROMAN NICOLO RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone bevelled, engraved with a seated satyr extending his hands toward the dog standing before him, the dog's muzzle angled up, a pedum behind the satyr, on a groundline
¾ in. (2 cm.) wide
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European Private Collection, 1977.
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