Roman Gold Ring with Garnet Intaglio of Apollo

GBP 4,750.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman gold ring featuring a slightly angular hoop with richly decorated shoulders. Thin sheets of gold spring from them, curling outwards and forming a delicate pattern reminiscent of foliage. The ring is further adorned with four gold granules, evenly spaced around the large oval bezel. This is set with a deep-red garnet intaglio, finely engraved with the laureate head of Apollo facing left. The god is portrayed as a beardless young man, with long curls falling down his neck and resting on his shoulders.

Closest UK ring size G.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object History

Ex. Japanese gentleman (deceased) collection, 1970 – 2015.

Object Condition

Fine condition, some signs of wear consistent with age and earthy encrustations remain on the surface. The gold frame containing the intaglio has been laser soldered to secure it to the ring.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x H:2.2 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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