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Lot 0063
1st-2nd century AD. A carinated hoop with scooped shoulders, rectangular bezel inscribed in Roman capitals 'DEO/MER' on a raised panel. Cf. Marshall, F.H. Catalogue of the Finger Rings - Greek, Etruscan and Roman - in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum, London, 1968 item Ei. Previously on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; acquired in the 1980s. The text includes an invocation 'Deo' (Oh god) and the beginning of the deity's name, possibly Mercurius (Mercury"). 7.57 grams, 29 mm (1 1/4"). TimeLine Auctions Ltd arranges printed catalogue rostrum Auctions, eAuctions and Timed Auctions where we offer antiquities, ancient artefacts/artifacts, antiques, collectibles, coins, medals and books for public sale. [No Reserve]

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Fair condition, hoop partly absent.

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£5.00

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Roman Silver 'DEO MER' Ring Fragment

Auction ended on Sat, Mar 8, 2014
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