9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A ROMAN SILVER FINGER RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Each end terminating in a snake head, the hoop round in section, embellished with a stamped scale pattern, the snake heads with open mouths and recessed eyes, one preserving a spherical inlay
1 1/8 in. (2.4 cm.) wide
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A.P. Kozloff, D.G. Mitten and M. Sguaitamatti, More Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part II, Mainz am Rhein, 1986, no. 43.
For a similar example see no. 217 in Chadour, Rings, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection.
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