9 December 2008
A ROMAN RED JASPER RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with an eagle in profile to the right, its head turned back, standing upon a snake coiled around a tree; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
11/16 in. (1.8 cm.) long; ring size 12
Ringstone acquired by the current owner in the 1970s.
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The setting was made by the jeweler Helen Woodhull and is dated on the interior of the hoop, "1981," and is numbered, "302."
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