London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN GOLD AND GARNET RING
1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
The openwork hoop formed of two wavy gold wires mounted with an elaborate bezel with Crown of Isis, composed of a central circular cabochon garnet 'sun-disc' between 'horns' formed from a plain gold wire and beaded gold wire spiral terminals, surrounded by gold granules and surmounted by another disc above, a sun-disc between horns below, two inlays missing
Bezel 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) high; 5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) across inner hoop
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Cf. Égypte Romaine, l'autre Égypte, Musée d'Archéologie méditerranéenne, Marseille, 1997, pp. 116-117, no. 126 for a similar type ring.
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