Roman Gold and Garnet Ring with Cupid

GBP 2,000.00

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Object Description

A fine gold Roman ring featuring a large D-shaped hoop attached to a flat circular bezel. The centre of the bezel is enriched with a garnet cabochon inset which displays Cupid. The god of love is presented facing left and slightly crouched over. He is holding a spear in both hands and appears to have a sword over his back beneath his out-splayed wing. In front of Cupid is a shield. The garnet is encompassed by a row of granules, a thin band and another row of granules. A small triangle of granules decorates the shoulders of the hoop. The back is flat and unadorned. The ring comes with a museum quality impression.

Closest UK ring size R

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

From a private, London based, ancient jewellery collection, 1970’s

Object Condition

Fine condition, crack to the left side of the bezel

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.5 x H:1.5 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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