This is an ancient Roman iron intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 3rd century A.D. It is set with its original Nicolo glass gemstone, molded with an image of what appears to be a bird, dove or eagle.
This ring is in excavated condition, heavily corroded, but intact. A rare survivor and collectible example of an ancient Roman ring in iron (the metal par excellence of the true Roman patriot!)
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 1st - 3rd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Iron & Nicolo Glass
RING SIZE: 5 1/4 (US) K 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 20mm x 21mm x 5mm x 13mm (intaglio 8mm x 7mm)
WEIGHT: 4.6 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection
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