11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A GREEK GARNET RING STONE
Hellenistic Period, Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.
The flat oval stone engraved with a profile head, perhaps of Apollo, in Classicistic style, a diadem in the hair, cork-screw curls below; mounted as a ring in an ancient-style gold setting; together with a pair of Roman gold earrings, circa 1st century A.D., of hook form, originally threaded with several beads, one preserving a single pearl
¾ in. (1.9 cm) long (3)
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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See illustration for the ring stone.
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