This is an ancient Hellenistic gold finger ring, dating to the 3rd - 1st century BC. The solid gold ring is set with a silver head of Alexander-Ammon-Zeus, Alexander the Great as a god depicted with horns indicating his divinity. Such a ring would have been worn by a devotee of Alexander, or gifted as a form of patronage. The ring is intact and portrait still securely set, with only slight wear to the horns. A rare and wonderful early ring, seldom offered!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 3rd - 1st century BC
MATERIAL: Gold and silver
RING SIZE: 3 3/4 (US) H (UK)
SIZE: 17mm x 20mm x 2mm (head 9mm x 7mm bezel 4mm)
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Netherlands
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