Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (24 November 2020)

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Date of Auction: 24th November 2020

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

A Roman gold finger ring, 3rd century AD., set with carnelian intaglio engraved with a helmeted standing figure of Mars holding a Gladius (sword) in his left hand, drapery in his right hand and a spear behind him, the intaglio set in raised oval bezel with rope flange, the shoulders angled with openwork crescent-shaped ends with involuted terminals, the solid tapering hoop D shaped in section, weight 8.49gm, internal diameter 17mm. £1,400-£1,800

Condition Report

Apart from surface scratches, the ring is in very fine condition with no evidence of any repairs or damage.


From a UK collection.