11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The hollow hoop oval in section, expanding slightly at the shoulders, the bezel set with a flat oval stone engraved with a seated warrior, perhaps an Amazon, leaning on her shield, holding a spear in her right hand
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 3
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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