13 December 2002
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONE PORTRAIT OF NERO
Circa 54-68 A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with a portrait of the youthful emperor in profile to the left, a laurel wreath in his hair; mounted in a European gold ring of circa early 17th century, the underside of the revolving bezel engraved with a coat of arms, the solid ring with stamped beading encircling the bezel
½ in. (1.3 cm) long; ring size 9
E. Guilhou Collection
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DeRicci, Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Rings Formed by the Late E. Guilhou, no. 1286.
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