Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A ROMAN YELLOW JASPER RINGSTONE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a scorpion; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long; ring size 7¼
Art Market, Belgium, mid 1990s.
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