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Roman gold and agate finger ring

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Code: 11434



This is an ancient Roman gold finger ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century AD. The shape of the hoop and box setting suggests that it is probably "Henig type VIII" - 'keeled' type, and can be compared with 2009 T636. Roman, c. 3rd century AD. See also (YORYM-671BA2) and (LVPL-3E45C2) and (HAMP-D393C5) for similar examples. This ring is in excellent condition and retains the original agate gem in a rubbed over bezel.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD

MATERIAL: Gold & agate

RING SIZE:    6  (US)       M   (UK)

SIZE: 20mm x 24mm x 2mm (bezel 13mm x 11mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT:  5.76 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex. European private collection