Ancient Roman Ring with Green Jasper Intaglio of Apollo

GBP 4,500.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman ring featuring a circular hoop and unadorned oval bezel. A green jasper with red speckles intaglio has been placed in the gold bezel frame. The stone is finely carved with the image of Apollo facing right with one arm placed on the hip and the other holding a bow, one of his identifying features. He is portrayed naked and youthful, his broad muscles and bold facial features intricately engraved. At his feet lies a lyre, leaned against a pillar, further indicating his identity as Apollo. He wears a fine cape, draped over the shoulders down to calf length, which accentuates his confident pose.

Closest UK ring size: Larger than a Z ring size, Diameter 2.4cm, Circumference 7.5cm

Date: Circa 3rd – 4th Century AD

Object Condition

Good condition, some signs of wear to the gold consistent with age, few minor imperfections to the ring.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.7 x H:3.1 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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