An ancient Roman gold ring featuring a round-section hoop and a tall oval bezel. This is set with a black calcedony stone, finely carved with the image of a Dioscuri facing left. Portrayed as a naked youth, the Dioscuri wears a long cape and a galea, the Roman helmet, easily recognisable on his head turned in profile. He also holds a large shield to his left side, whilst a horse, his distinctive attribute, is seen to his right.
Closest UK ring size: J 1/2.
Date: Circa 3th-4th century AD