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Lot 1532
2nd century AD. An iron finger ring comprising a slender hoop with flared shoulders, inset carnelian cloison with intaglio Fortuna with cornucopia and ship's rudder. Accompanied by a museum-quality impression. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 268 for type. 4.00 grams, 21.3mm overall, 16.8mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 13, Japan 12"). (1"). Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s. From Greek times iron rings were worn by important people as they were very difficult and thus expensive to manufacture.

Condition

Fine condition. Rare.

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Roman Ring with Fortuna Intaglio

Estimate £100 - £140Sep 05