A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa Late 1st Century B.C.
The plain hoop round in section, expanding slightly at the shoulders where it merges with the tapering oval bezel, set with a flat oval carnelian engraved with a profile draped bust of Mercury, the youthful god with a wing in his wavy hair, his well-modelled face with an arching brow and detailed lidded eye
15/16 in. (2.4 cm) wide; ring size 7