Ancient Roman Gold Ring with Intaglio of Theseus

GBP 4,000.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Ancient Roman solid gold ring featuring an ellipsoid section hoop and an oval bezel. The bezel is set with an orange and white banded agate, delicately engraved with an intaglio. The intaglio depicts a male nude, standing in a relaxed contrapposto pose, facing right. The figure is most likely a representation of Theseus, the hero from Greek and Roman mythology, most famous for slaying the Minotaur. He is depicted holding an object in his hands; a sheathed sword attached to a belt, possibly his father’s.

UK ring size K.

Date: 1st century A.D.

Object History

From a late Japanese specialist collector, 1970-2000s.

Object Condition

Very fine condition.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.3 x H:2.1 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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