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CNG 103, Lot: 1277. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gold finger ring with carnelian intaglio. Roman, 2nd-3rd centuries AD. Plain gold band widens at shoulders. Bezel inset with orange carnelian intaglio engraved with the following design: a standing female figure (Fortuna?) holds a cornucopia in right hand, gestures with her left to a goat upright against a tree. Maximum interior diameter: 19mm; weight: 6.40g. A well-preserved and impressive specimen.

From the collection of the Hadji Baba Museum, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel.