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Lot 53: Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
  • Roman Amethyst Intaglio Ring: NO RESERVE
   
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Description: Sold without reserve.

Possibly 3rd-4th century AD

This ancient ring with its delicate construction shows the fashion for the openwork style and the typically Roman love for gemstones. The hoop is made of wire and framing the bezel is a wreath made with a twisted strip of sheet metal.

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Provenance: Private Continental European Collection, 2000s

Dimensions: Circumference 63 mm.; US size 10.25, UK size V

Medium: Gold, amethyst, glass, garnets

Date: 300

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