11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND EYE AGATE FINGER RING
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The hollow hoop round in section, expanding towards the shoulders, set with a slightly convex oval stone engraved with a standing figure of Hercules, holding his club with his left hand, his lionskin over his left arm, on a short groundline, with a Greek inscription in the field reading \KF\kPOYKTOC
1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) wide; ring size 4
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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