Ancient Roman Gilt-Bronze Ring with Carnelian Intaglio


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Object Description

An ancient Roman gilt bronze finger ring, formed into a wide-set oval shape. The ring features slightly expanding shoulders and an oval bezel set with a carnelian intaglio. The very fine intaglio depicts the profile of a young male. The man is depicted facing right, has short hair and is clean-shaven, as was the fashion in Rome. The small size of the ring can be explained by the widespread practice of wearing rings, not only on all the fingers of both hands, but also on the knuckles.

Closest UK ring size: G 1/2.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd Century AD

Object Condition

Fine condition. The surface of the ring is covered with patination and traces of gilding.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.3 x H:1.9 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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