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A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE

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A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE
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A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE, ca. 2nd century CE:
Medium: Onyx, Gold
the oval gem carved on two layers in high relief with a profile bust of Apollo, facing left, with almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose and a slightly upturned mouth, his thick curly hair is adorned with a diadem. The stone features two natural colors, the upper surface carved to form the face is a creamy pale yellow, whereas the lower level background is skillfully portrayed in white, creating an elegant contrast. Set in a high karat gold ring with high bezel.

Dimensions: US ring size: 4 1/2
Reference No: 356

PROVENANCE: Private Virginia collection, acquired from the London trade in the mid 1960's.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
Minor dents to the gold band that do not detract, intaglio and ring are otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.
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A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE

Estimate $3,000 - $4,500
Jul 28, 2022
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0127: A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE

Sold for $1,500
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Est. $3,000 - $4,500Starting Price $1,500
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Lot 0127 Details

Description
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A Roman Gold and Onyx Cameo Ring of Apollo, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE, ca. 2nd century CE:
Medium: Onyx, Gold
the oval gem carved on two layers in high relief with a profile bust of Apollo, facing left, with almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose and a slightly upturned mouth, his thick curly hair is adorned with a diadem. The stone features two natural colors, the upper surface carved to form the face is a creamy pale yellow, whereas the lower level background is skillfully portrayed in white, creating an elegant contrast. Set in a high karat gold ring with high bezel.

Dimensions: US ring size: 4 1/2
Reference No: 356

PROVENANCE: Private Virginia collection, acquired from the London trade in the mid 1960's.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
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Minor dents to the gold band that do not detract, intaglio and ring are otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.

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