Lot 66: Later Imperial Roman gold ring with banded cornelian agate inscribed with an anagram
November 30, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Large later Imperial Roman hollow gold gold ring, the bezel decorated with S-spirals of applied wire encircling an unusual orange and white banded agate carved in intaglio with two rows of three Greek letters each, likely an anagram. Intact, 3d - 4th Centuries AD, eastern Mediterranean.
Ring size is approximate, since ancient rings are not perfectly round.
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Provenance: European private collection of Mme. A, by 1988. Acquired by the current owner in Europe, 1999.
Dimensions: 2.6 cm (1"), US size 9.5
Medium: Gold, agate