Roman Sardonyx Cameo of Eros Georgian Gold Ring

Roman Sardonyx Cameo of Eros Georgian Gold Ring

Code: 10686


This is an ancient Roman sardonyx cameo of Eros, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. The gem is finely cut on an orange layer, with a darker red layer utilized for the field. The cameo represents the youthful head of the god Eros, god of sensual love and desire (his Roman counterpart was Cupid). Such a jewel would have once been created as an amorous token, to be set into a gold finger ring or earrings. He was likely excavated during the 18th century, acquired on a Grand Tour and set into this handsome 22k yellow gold finger ring. It is a wonderful wearable treasure, in excellent antique condition.

OBJECT: Cameo ring

CULTURE: Roman & Georgian

DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D. / Ring 18th century.

MATERIAL: Sardonyx & 22k Gold 

RING SIZE:    8 1/2 (US)     Q 3/4 (UK)

SIZE: 27mm x 22mm x 2mm (bezel 11mm x 11mm x 7mm)

WEIGHT: 7.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Sussex.