Ancient Roman Gold Ring with Good Fortune Cameo

GBP 2,250.00

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Object Description

A fine Ancient Roman gold ring featuring an an angular hoop with sloping shoulders. These are enriched with raised ridges which curl at the top, forming a delicate decorative pattern and adding a sophisticated texture to the piece. The ring is further enriched around the bezel, where the gold creates an irregular decorative frame reminiscent of foliage. The tall bezel is modelled in a sharp oval shape and is set with a glass paste cameo, which reads the Greek inscription ‘EYTYKI’, a wish for good fortune for the bearer, translating to ‘good luck’.

Closest UK ring size: smaller than A.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object History

From the late Alison Barker collection, a retired London barrister; from her collection formed early 1960s-1990s.

Object Condition

Fine condition, some earthy encrustations remain on the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:2.1 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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