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Roman cameo ring helmeted head of Mars

£195.00

Code: 11052



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

CULTURE: Roman

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.