Ancient Roman bronze & layered glass cameo / intaglio ring

Ancient Roman bronze & layered glass cameo / intaglio ring

Code: 10592

£55.00
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This is an ancient Roman bronze finger ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original layered glass gemstone, hard to tell if it was once a cameo or an intaglio. The bronze ring is in good excavated condition, being part of a cache of rings from a jeweler (discovered in Europe). A similar jewelers hoard was discovered in Snettisham in Norfolk. The gems appear to be related and the working stock of a jeweler. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze & Glass

RING SIZE:   4 1/2 (US)    I 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 18mm x 18mm x 2mm 

WEIGHT: 1.3 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. German Private Collection