Roman Gold Finger Ring with Garnet

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Object Description

An extremely fine Roman finger ring modelled in high karat gold, featuring a D shaped loop with slightly expanding shoulders and an oval shaped bezel holding a cabochon garnet inset. The Romans enjoyed wearing rings not only on all the fingers but also on the knuckles, hence the small size of such ring. Closest UK ring size: A.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD

Object History

Provenance: Ex Important Private Japanese collection of a deceased gentleman, 1970-2015

Object Literature

Reference: The Metropolitan Museum, item number 74.51.4260.

Object Condition

Condition: Excellent condition, some earthly encrustation around the garnet. Suitable for wear with care.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.3 x centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
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