A GRAECO-PERSIAN GOLD FINGER RING
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Stirrup-shaped, the plain hoop slightly rounded on the interior and exterior, expanding at the shoulders to the oval bezel, engraved with a bearded male sphinx standing in profile to the left, his sickle-shaped wings upraised, enhanced by punched dots, his leonine tail upturned, wearing a tall crown
in. (1.8 cm.) long; ring size 6¼