11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to a high bezel set with a flat oval stone, engraved with winged Nike standing before an ithyphallic herm and offering a wreath, the ties hanging below, and holding a palm branch, on a short groundline
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 7
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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