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Lot 0102
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Ancient Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An 18 karat gold ring with a deep blue glass intaglio set in an oval bezel. The gold setting is finely worked; note the wavy surround 'framing' the intaglio and the fine, stylized geometric engraving adorning the shank. While possible to see glimpses of the schematized imagery on the intaglio, it is difficult to decipher due to surface wear and encrustations. Total weight: 8.6 grams; Size: intaglio measures .5" L x .375" W (1.3 cm x 1 cm); opening measures .625" L x .5" W (1.6 cm x 1.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-New Hampshire collection, most acquired prior to 1985

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Surface wear and encrustations to intaglio. Shank with surface wear and some bending as shown. Ring is somewhat misshapen, making ring size difficult to discern, closest to size 1.

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Roman 18K Gold Ring w/ Blue Glass Intaglio

Estimate $600 - $900Sep 25, 2017