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Roman Gold Ring with Sardonyx Cameo - 3.1 g

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A lovely gold ring comprised of 85% gold (equivalent to 20K+) featuring a large oval sardonyx cameo depicting a sophisticated empress, the regal woman with delicate facial features, a gently-sloping neck line, and a twisted a plaited coiffure. An exquisite and wearable example of opulent Roman artistry! Size: intaglio measures .625" L x .375" W (1.6 cm x 1 cm); opening measures .75" in diameter (1.9 cm); US ring size 4.5; total weight: 3.1 grams.

Condition: A few chips to the white-veined black sardonyx serving as the ground to the female bust. Only minor surface wear to the figural visage with minute areas of mineral deposits. Gold shank has developed a nice warm patina.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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