Roman Minerva Intaglio in Gold Ring
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Lot 1508 Details
2nd-3rd century AD. A garnet plaque with chamfered sides, intaglio figure of Minerva with helmet, spear and shield, in a later gold finger ring with median beaded wire band to the hoop, discoid bezel with beaded wire border. Cf. Chadour, A.B. Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 274. 2.94 grams, 22mm overall, 18.43mm internal diameter (approximate size British Q, USA 8 1/4, Europe 17.77, Japan 17) (1"). Property of a European collector; acquired Europe, 1980s-1990s.