11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 2,500
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A ROMAN RED JASPER RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with Asclepius, the god depicted with a mantle draped around his waist, leaning on his serpent entwined staff, his right leg crossed behind the left and his left hand on his hip; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; ring size 7
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Molly Morse Limmer
English Private Collection, late 1950s.
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