Roman Gold Ring with Carnelian Intaglio of Mars

GBP 8,000.00

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Object Description

A very fine gold Roman ring featuring a D-section hoop attached to the oval bezel. The precious stone is framed in gold and further enriched with a row of gold granules. Above this row are additional granules spaced further apart. The carnelian intaglio has been carefully carved to display the god Mars standing, facing right. He is fully armed with a spear in his right hand and a shield by his feet. The god is also wearing a helmet and has his left arm slightly raised.

Closest UK ring size: Q

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD

Object Condition

Excellent condition

Object Details

  • diameter
    2.4 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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