Ancient Roman Child’s Gold and Carnelian Ring

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

An ancient Roman small gold ring, featuring a round hoop ban with expanding shoulders which have been engraved with geometric patterns, now worn over time. The oval bezel is adorned with four small triangles and a cabochon carnelian stone inset. Inner diameter of the ring is circa 1cm. The small size of the ring suggest that it was most likely made for a child. The carnelian stone was an immensely popular stone believed by the Romans believed to be capable of warding off evil. Hence this ring probably served a protective purpose.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd Century AD

Object History

From a private London based ancient jewellery collection, 1970’s.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Minor signs of deposit and wear on the surface of the ring.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.2 x H:1.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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