Ancient Roman Silver and Gold Ring with Intaglio of Aequitas

GBP 1,600.00

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Object Description

An ancient Roman, silver ring featuring a carnelian intaglio, set within an oval bezel setting. The stone is carved with a standing, female figure holding a cornucopia in one hand and scales in the other. These attributes are indicative of Aequitas, the Roman personification of Fairness.The semi-precious stone is surrounded by a thin gold frame, followed by a wider silver band which sits above the hoop. The simple silver bezel is decorated with gold trefoil granules. The band consists of a simple silver round hoop.

Internal diameter: 1.7 cm
Closest UK ring size: N

Date: Circa 2nd- 3rd century AD

Object History

Ex Japanese collection, deceased gentleman, acquired 1970s-2000s.

Object Condition

Very good condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.0 x H:2.2 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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