Golden Roman Key Ring

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Object Description

An extremely fine Roman gold finger key ring, featuring a projecting heart shaped bezel.

Rings with projecting bezels were inspired by bronze key rings, thought to open small boxes (or marriage caskets) in use from the 1st century A.D. up to the early Medieval period. Such rings are thought to symbolize marriage or betrothal and were worn by Roman brides to signify their role in household management.

Internal diameter 1.7 cm. UK ring size: I.

Object Condition

Very fine.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x centimeters

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA

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