Roman Gold Ring with Chalcedony Intaglio of Bonus Eventus

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine, ancient Roman gold ring, featuring an engraved chalcedony intaglio. The ring features a simple, solid hoop, expanding into an oval bezel. There are two nodules of gold granulation flanking the raised edge of the bezel. Set within is the creamy, grey chalcedony stone, with a flattened top. Engraved within its centre is a male figure, facing left and with one leg bent slightly. He appears mostly nude, except for the chlamys at his back and holds a patera in his right hand. In his left hand he holds two poppy heads. From this depiction and associated attributes we can ascertain that the figure is Bonus Eventus, the Roman personification of ‘good outcome’.

Closest UK ring size: P

Date: Circa 3rd century AD

Object Condition

Extremely fine. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x 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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