11 December 2003
EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
ACQUIRED SINCE THE 1960S
A VISIGOTHIC GOLD AND NICOLO FINGER RING
Circa 6th-7th Century A.D.
The plain hoop round in section, tapering where it joins the sides of the oval bezel, set with a Roman nicolo ring stone, circa 2nd century A.D., engraved with the goddess Ceres seated upon a throne, two sheaths of wheat in her right hand, a staff in her left, the beveled edge of the ring stone carved in the Visigothic Period with a cross and the name of the owner, ADALMARICUS
1 1/32 in. (2.6 cm.) wide; ring size 9¼
Said to have been found in Spain.
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