Ancient Roman gold ring with intaglio of imperial eagle and standards, circa 1st-2nd century AD.

GBP 5,700.00

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Ancient Roman gold ring with intaglio of imperial eagle and standards. Set with an oval carnelian intricate intaglio of an imperial eagle between two decorated standards, in a closed back Roman set setting with a fine granulated border and flanked by two yellow gold beads, with a shaped oval bezel and a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximate weight 3.94g, circa 1st-2nd century AD.

A similar example can be found in Taylor, G. & Scarisbrick, D. ‘Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day’, Oxford, Type 19.

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