11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The plain hollow hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the shoulders, the two-stepped bezel set with a convex oval stone, engraved with a bearded draped bust, perhaps depicting a philosopher
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 6¾
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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