5 December 2012
A SASANIAN BANDED AGATE ELLIPSOID
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Engraved with winged nude figure facing left, holding forth a filleted diadem; mounted as a ring in a modern gold mount by Winklemann, Basel, 1967
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 9
Joseph Handy Collection, Massachusetts, 1967.
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