An extraordinary and precious late roman gold ring with emerald and garnets.
ring internal size 13 x 15 mm; gr. 6,98
This ring combines an elegant simplicity with a strikingly original design. The central raised rectangular bezel is set with a bright emerald. The central bezel is flanked by two high, domed knobs, which are upwards extensions of the shoulders. The tops of these two domes are each set with round cabochon-shaped garnets. Attractive color of the stones and very fine condition of the mounting. Rare.
For a similar typology see : MARSHALL, F.H., Catalogue of the finger rings, Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum, 1907, Pl. XXI, 849 - 850; J. Spier, J. Ogden, Rings of the ancient world, p. 55 n. 17.
3rd century AD.