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    Massive Gold Signet Ring

    ROMAN EMPIRE. Man's signet finger ring with engraved carnelian gemstone. Ca. AD 150-250.  A massive ring of solid gold, 1.4" (34mm) outside diameter and weighing 65.60 grams, of plain hoop design with slightly projecting shoulders, inset with a red  gemstone (carnelian) engraved with a figure of Minerva standing to right, in somewhat crude style, seen in profile, holding a spear and shield. Similar to fig. 450 in "Catalog of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Finger Rings" by F. A. Marshall (Harcourt-Smith, 1907), attributed to the mid-second through third century AD. In excellent condition overall, with no discernable repairs.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern.


    Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.

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