Ancient Roman Gold Ring with Agate Intaglio of Mercury

GBP 2,800.00

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Object Description

A fine ancient Roman gold ring featuring a D-shape hoop which broadens towards the angular shoulders. The flat oval bezel is set with a banded agate intaglio, showcasing the varying layers of the stone. The intaglio is nicely carved with the image of Mercury, depicted standing and facing right. The god is recognisable by his typical attributes: the petasos (πέτασος), a winged hat which he wears on his head, a purse in his left hand, and a cloak draped over the right arm.

Closest UK ring size: J

Date: Circa 3rd century AD

Object History

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

Object Condition

Very fine condition. Internal diameter 1.9cm.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.0 x H:2.5 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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