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This is a rare ancient Roman cameo ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century AD. The bronze ring is set with the original glass cameo depicting the bearded and helmeted head of Mars. Sadly being made of bronze the lower hoop is broken, it is nevertheless a rare find in excavated condition, the first I have handled!
OBJECT: Cameo Ring
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD
MATERIAL: Bronze & Glass
SIZE: 19mm x 11mm x 9mm (cameo 9mm x 7mm)
WEIGHT: 2.33 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European Private Collection, Paris.