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Lot 132: Roman Gold Ring with Cupid Intaglio

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A gold ring with D-shaped tapering shank; oval bezel set with a dome-shaped garnet intaglio engraved with the standing figure of Cupid in relief, naked and holding a staff. 3.01 grams, 18.65mm overall, 16.03mm internal diameter (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10) (1/2"). UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed: Good transparency and colour, good carving.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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