A stunning flat-section Roman gold ring featuring a hoop of leaf-shaped plaques, keeled ivy leaf shoulders and a teardrop cell with inset of garnet cabochon.
Approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.48, Japan 15.
Period: circa 4th century AD
Provenance: From the collection of a Cambridge gentleman.
Literature: Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 208 for type.