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Roman Tinned Bronze Signet Ring Heing type VIII


Code: 10169

This is an ancient Roman finger ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. It is of a Heing type VIII, with D-shaped hoop, broad carinated shoulders and raised solid circular bezel. It is engraved with a design, used to seal and authenticate letters. The ring is made of bronze, heavily tinned. A nice and wearable example from the silts from the river Ouse in York.

OBJECT: Finger Ring


DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Tinned bronze

RING SIZE:  5 (US) J 1/2 (UK)

SIZE: 21mm x 25mm x 9mm

WEIGHT: 5.51 grams

PROVENANCE: Found near York. U.K.