A ROMAN CALCIFIED CARNELIAN RING STONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with the draped bust of a woman in profile to the left; mounted as a ring in a circa 13th-early 14th century A.D. setting, the solid hoop flat on the interior, carinated on the exterior with three X's along the length, the ornate shoulders in the form of stylized animal heads, at the join to the oval bezel, its upper edge engraved with an inscription in Armenian
½ in. (1.3 cm.) long; ring size 8¼