11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
Circa 1st Century B.C.
The plain hoop rounded on the interior and exterior, expanding to broad shoulders, the raised bezel set with a convex oval stone engraved with a mask of a bearded satyr
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 8½
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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