Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A stunning ring comprised of an iron shank and face featuring an image of a standing horse adorned with 18K gold granulation and filigree. The iron ring was cast via the lost wax process in antiquity and was embellished with 18K gold elements in later years. Framing the equine themed face/table is a hammered 22K gold sheet surround with a border of beautiful granules surrounded by gold filigree. At the juncture between the face and the shank is a cluster of granules resembling a flower and encircled with filigree - one on each side. Complimenting this are bands of filigree that wrap a section on each side as well as the bottom section of the shank. US ring size 6. Size: .875" L x .625" W (2.2 cm x 1.6 cm) Total Weight: 9 grams
Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection
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