Ancient Roman Gold Ring with Amethyst Intaglio of a Gryllos

GBP 2,400.00

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Object Description

A fine ancient Roman gold ring featuring a D-section hoop with slightly expanding, angular shoulders. The rounded bezel is set with a bright purple amethyst, finely carved with a the image of three-faced gryllos. The intaglio sees a male youth, perhaps Dionysus, facing left and downwards as its main subject. He is complimented by two additional faces: a bald bearded man facing right, and a clean-shaven head above, which form the youth helmet or Phrygian cap, creating an overall complex composition.

Closest UK ring size: D 1/2.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object History

From a collection of ancient rings, 1980s.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Minor abrasions on the gold consistent with age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.8 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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