A finely modelled Ancient Roman gold finger ring, featuring a D-shaped hoop and an oval bezel, set with a garnet cabochon stone. The bezel is engraved with the depiction of a female figure, likely the Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherhood, Ceres. UK ring size F. Weight: 3g.
Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD Condition: Fine, complete and intact.
Intaglio rings were a popular style of jewellery in Ancient Rome and have been uncovered across the full geographic extent of the former Roman Empire. The nature of their individual production meant that designs and details show a wide variety, though there are common themes, such as certain gods, which were especially popular, of which Ceres was one, due to her relevance to good fortune in daily affairs.