Roman Gold Ring with Garnet Intaglio of a Horse

GBP 3,950.00

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Object Description

A very fine, ancient Roman gold ring, featuring an engraved oval garnet intaglio. The ring is composed of a simple, solid hoop attached to a trapezoid box-bezel; a gold granule decorates each corner of the setting. A deep reddish-purple garnet cabochon sits in the centre of the bezel. The stone is carved with an image of a horse depicted in a dynamic pose with a lowered head.

Closest UK ring size: P 1/2

Date: 1st-2nd century AD
Provenance: Acquired from London galleries during the 1990s. From the jewellery collection of a London, UK, gentleman.
Condition: Excellent. The ring is intact and suitable for modern wear. Some earthly encrustations inside the shank.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:2.4 x H:2.5 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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