Ancient Roman Gold Ring with Black Calcedony Intaglio of Dioscuri

GBP 2,600.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

From a collection of ancient rings, 1980s.

Object Condition

Good condition, some signs of ageing to the gold consistent with age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x 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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