Ancient Roman silver and carnelian cameo ring of Eros

Ancient Roman silver and carnelian cameo ring of Eros

Code: 11842

£495.00 Approx $680.88, €579.63
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This is an ancient Roman silver finger ring, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is classified as a Henig type IIIThe ring is set with a carnelian cameo of Eros/Cupid. Such a ring may have once been gifted as a symbol of love. A nice ancient ring in good wearable condition. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd century AD.

MATERIAL: Silver & carnelian

RING SIZE:    5 1/4  (US)     K 1/4  (UK)

SIZE: 22.30mm x 21.33mm x 3.19mm x 11.04mm (gem 10.34mm x 8.23mm) 

WEIGHT:  4.84 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, Hamburg. Germany.