Roman gilt cameo ring

Roman gilt cameo ring

Code: 11243

£750.00
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This is an ancient Roman cameo ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. It is a large and robust ring set with an agate hardstone cameo. The cameo is cut on a white layer of the agate, against a grey background of a veined agate. Being an ancient gem it bears a slight chip behind the head. The ring is intact and bears traces of the original gold gilding. 

OBJECT: Cameo Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze & Agate

SIZE: 25.82mm x 28.57mm x 5.83mm x 10.44mm 

WEIGHT: 18.39 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Kingersheim. France.