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Roman Bronze Eagle Ring

Lot 0047A Details

Description
Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A bronze signet ring decorated with an incised stylized eagle, wings outstretched and head turned to one side. The eagle is an attribute of Jupiter (Greek Zeus), the most powerful of the Olympian gods who would also assume the form of an eagle to observe his earthly children or to carry off lovers. Associated with strength and power, the eagle also became a Roman military symbol. In 43 BC Augustus founded the V Macedonia legion with the eagle as its emblem. Eventually the practice of carrying bronze eagle standard known ans an aquila in front of marching armies became widespread in the Roman empire. This is depicted on Trajan's Column, and bronze eagle standards that have survived the tests of time. Size: 0.95" W x 0.55" H (2.4 cm x 1.4 cm); US ring size: 3

Provenance: ex-Phoenicia Holyland Antiquities, New York, New York, USA; ex-The Sumer Collection, Henry Anavian, March 12, 2007

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#153620
Condition
Light wear on surface commensurate with age. Intact, with the motif well preserved. Wearable for someone with a small finger.
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Roman Bronze Eagle Ring

Estimate $350 - $700
Jul 16, 2020
Starting Price $175
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0047A: Roman Bronze Eagle Ring

Sold for $350
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Est. $350 - $700Starting Price $175
Ancient / Ethnographic Art Through The Ages
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 10:00 AM
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Lot 0047A Details

Description
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Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A bronze signet ring decorated with an incised stylized eagle, wings outstretched and head turned to one side. The eagle is an attribute of Jupiter (Greek Zeus), the most powerful of the Olympian gods who would also assume the form of an eagle to observe his earthly children or to carry off lovers. Associated with strength and power, the eagle also became a Roman military symbol. In 43 BC Augustus founded the V Macedonia legion with the eagle as its emblem. Eventually the practice of carrying bronze eagle standard known ans an aquila in front of marching armies became widespread in the Roman empire. This is depicted on Trajan's Column, and bronze eagle standards that have survived the tests of time. Size: 0.95" W x 0.55" H (2.4 cm x 1.4 cm); US ring size: 3

Provenance: ex-Phoenicia Holyland Antiquities, New York, New York, USA; ex-The Sumer Collection, Henry Anavian, March 12, 2007

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#153620
Condition
...
Light wear on surface commensurate with age. Intact, with the motif well preserved. Wearable for someone with a small finger.

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