Roman Gold Ring with Cupid Intaglio

£ 1,000.00

An elegant Ancient Roman gold intaglio ring with a simple gold band which widens at the shoulders to support an oval bezel set with a rounded carnelian cabochon, finely engraved with the depiction of a winged Cupid poised with a bow. UK ring size J. Weight: 2.4 g.

Date: Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD
Condition: Extremely fine.
Product Code: RES-81
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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. This particular example, displaying Cupid, was amongst the more popular designs as a result of Cupid’s links to themes of love and romance, an important aspect of daily Roman life, much as it remains today.

To discover more about Roman jewellery, please visit our relevant blog post: Roman Jewellery: Gold Rings.

Dimensions W 1.7 cm
Metal

Gold

Semi-Precious Stone

Carnelian

Roman Mythology

Cupid

Region

Southern Europe

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