ROMAN GOLD RING WITH A BLUE STONE
Measurements: diameter: 2.6 cm (widest point), 1.7 (narrowest)
Description: A Roman gold finger ring with a blue moonstone inserted, surrounded by incised octagon. The band of the hoop is divided into three longitudinal fields. This type of ring with conical shoulders is a characteristic of 3rd cent. AD, as well as the octagonal border where a gem or a precious stone is usually nested. Suitable for modern wear. Finger rings were among the most popular types of jewellery in the Roman Empire, worn by men, women and children.
Reference: Ruseva-Slokoska, Lj., Roman Jewellery, 1991, Type 3, no. 203.
Period: 3rd cent. AD
Condition: Very fine.