London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A LATE ROMAN GOLD RING
CIRCA 3RD-5TH CENTURY A.D.
The narrow hoop widening to foliate shoulders, the high rectangular bezel with later set amethyst; and a Late Bronze Age penannular ring, sheet gold laid over bronze, circa late 2nd millennium B.C.
5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) across inner hoop; and 1 in. (2.5 cm.) across respectively (2)
Acquired by descent in the early 1970s.
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