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Lot 56: Early Eastern Roman gold ring with amethyst intaglio of winged Eros walking left
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Early Eastern Roman heavy hollow gold ring with amethyst intaglio of winged Eros, God of Love, walking left, carrying a basket and a cudgel used to beat nuts or olives from a trees. A rare image.Intact, 1st Century BC to 1st Century AD, Eastern Mediterranean.
Ring size is approximate, since ancient rings are not perfectly round.
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Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in Europe, 1997.
Dimensions: 2.5 cm (1"), US size 3.75
Medium: Gold, Amethyst