Silver ring. Roman, circa 3rd century AD.
|CNG 87, Lot: 2261. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Ellipsoid hoop with band flaring at shoulders of bezel. Carnelian intaglio engraved with a scene of a palm between figures of Eros and Pan wrestling. Ring size: British F, US 3. Very minor deposits, otherwise a well preserved and interesting piece recalling the scene in the so-called Vestibule of Eros and Pan in the Villa Romana del Casale, where the two mythical figures are shown competing for the sum of 44,000 denarii.