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
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.
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