5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
TWO ROMAN RINGSTONES
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. AND 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Including one of banded agate engraved with a stork standing above its nest with its head lowered to two chicks; and one of carnelian with a multi-oared boat carrying Zeus-Serapis enthroned, a scepter in his hand, an eagle at his feet, Tyche with her cornucopia and ship's rudder behind him, a draped goddess, probably Isis, standing before him
Banded agate: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long (2)
Both: Major General Cornelius Mann, Shooters Hill, England, acquired between 1830-1850.
Art Market, London, 1990s.
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