11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The plain hollow hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding slightly towards the shoulders, the bezel set with a convex oval stone, engraved with a standing figure of the god Mercury wearing a petasos and holding a caduceus and money bag
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 6
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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