Roman gold finger ring nicolo paste setting Guiraud type 4

Roman gold finger ring nicolo paste setting Guiraud type 4

Code: 11359

£940.00
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This is an ancient Roman gold finger ring, dating to the 3rd - 4th century AD. The shape of the hoop and box setting suggests that it is probably "Guiraud type 4e", dating to the 3rd-4th century AD; however, it is also similar in style to Henig type Xb, which generally dates to between the 2nd-3rd century AD. The bezel is set with a Nicolo glass paste within a collared bezel, decorated with twisted gold wire. this would also suggest a later date of the 3rd-4th century. A wonderful ancient gold ring with minimal wear and damage. An ideal piece to be worn again today

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd - 4th century AD

MATERIAL: Gold & Glass

RING SIZE:    7 1/4  (US)       O 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 22.17mm x 21.49mm x 4.62mm (bezel 12.35mm x 12.33mm x 3.35mm)

WEIGHT:  6.84 grams

PROVENANCE:  Formerly in a private collection, Brussels. Belgium.