11 December 2003
A VISIGOTHIC GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 650-700 A.D.
The hoop composed of three beaded wires spiralled together, joined to the sides of the octagonal box bezel, with three granules at each join, the bezel set with a Roman oval stone, circa 2nd century A.D., engraved with Nemesis, depicted winged, holding her garment out with one hand, a branch in the other, a modius atop her head, the wheel of fortune at her feet, the flat surface of the bezel deeply inscribed with a cross and the name HISEMUNDUS
1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) wide; ring size 9¾
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S. Gohr, et al., Wahre Wunder, Sammler & Sammlungen im Rheinland, no. A21.26, p. 51 (ill.).
Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Wahre Wunder, Sammler & Sammlungen im Rheinland, 5 November 2000 - 11 February 2001.
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ACQUIRED SINCE THE 1960S
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