Roman Gold Ring with Amethyst Intaglio of Mercury

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

A very fine gold Roman ring featuring a circular band with a raised ovoid bezel. The ring is enriched with an oval amethyst inset which has been carefully incised with the god Mercury. He is presented in profile facing left with a wing sprouting from his head. A caduceus, two serpents intertwined around a staff, is displayed over his shoulder behind him. Both the wing and the staff are attributes linked to the god of messengers.

Closest UK ring size: I

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

Japanese (deceased) gentleman’s private collection, 1970-2010

Object Condition

Very fine condition, a few minor indentations to the reverse of the bezel.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x H:2.3 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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