13 December 2002,
Price realised USD 4,780
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A ROMAN SILVER AND AGATE FINGER RING
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Solid cast, the hoop oval in section, expanding at the shoulders to the oval bezel, which is set with an onyx cameo depicting a detailed head of an eagle in profile to the right, the plumage finely incised, a band on its neck inscribed (possibly added later), SPQR, (Senatus Populusque Romanus), the Senate and People of Rome
1 in. (2.5 cm) wide; ring size 8½
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For a related cameo see no. 171 in Henig, The Content Cameos.
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