A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The plain hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the broad shoulders, the oval bezel set with a flat stone engraved with a winged Eros, a whip in his hand, standing upon a dolphin and a composite figure of a bearded satyr's head, a horse protome and a ram's head, with a Greek inscription in three registers, THN XAP IN, "in gratitude"
1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) wide; ring size 6½