This is a wonderful ancient Roman silver cameo ring, dating to the late 1st century BC - early 1st century AD. The silver ring is a Henig type II, set with a glass cameo relief of Augustus. He is depicted “velato capite” (veiled head) in the act of offering a sacrifice to the gods as Pontifex Maximus. It is a very nice jewel that would have been worn to show patronage or support to the Roman State.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 10 BC - 10 AD
MATERIAL: Silver & Turquoise glass
RING SIZE: 5 1/2 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 20.19mm x 25.44mm x 3.78mm x 11.04mm (cameo 12.57mm x 9.76mm)
WEIGHT: 6.97 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Winchester.
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