6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 3,000
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
TWO ROMAN GOLD AND STONE FINGER RINGS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
One with a plain hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, with high shoulders and an oval bezel set with a flat carnelian, engraved with a shepherd seated before a goat, his staff beside him; and one with a plain hoop, flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to broad shoulders, the oval bezel set with a convex garnet, engraved with a male head in profile to the left
1 in. (2.5 cm.) long; ring size 7½ and
in. (1.3 cm.) wide; ring size 5¼ (2)
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Swiss Art Market, 1990s.
Acquired by the current owner in London, 1993.
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