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Lot 172: Roman Ring with Goddess Vesta

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 3rd century AD. A D-section silver hoop with geometric detailing to the shoulders, drum-shaped bezel with incised undulating lines to the sidewall, intaglio goddess Vesta standing with distaff and vestal shrine. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 262 for type. 16 grams, 30mm overall, 20.33mm internal diameter (approximate size British V, USA 10 1/2, Europe 23.87, Japan 23) (1 1/4"). Private collection, UK; formed in the 1980s. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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