A COLLECTION OF ROMAN AND SASSANIAN RING STONES
Circa 1st Century B.C.-5th Century A.D.
Including twenty-three Roman ring stones: twelve carnelian, two calcified agate, one each of red jasper and green jasper, and four of glass; five with a standing figure, two a profile head, two with two erotes, two with a goat, and one each with a winged figure, a standing deity, a horseman, Athena, stars and a crescent, Nike, Mercury, Helios, Serapis and an eagle, a boar and an eagle head; together with six Sassanian ring stones and one dome seal: five carnelian, one of brown sard and one of garnet; with a standing figure, a hero and a lion, a humped bull, a bird and bull head, a goat, a bird, and a device; together with a miniature Etruscan "style" carnelian scarab, a 19th century agate ring stone with a bird, and a 19th century agate cameo with a profile woman's head
5/8 in. (1.6 cm) long for the largest (33)