London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET RING
LATE 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The faceted tapering ribbon hoop with circular box-setting bezel mounted with cabochon garnet, 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) across inner hoop; a gold and garnet 'grape bunch' pendant with three circular garnet inlays in box-settings, ribbed suspension loop; a gold disc ornament with central cabochon garnet with gold rope pattern border; another oval gold pendant with glass inlay, all circa 4th-5th Century A.D., all ½ in. (1.2 cm.) across av.; a Hellenistic translucent pale green glass ring with cartouche-shaped bezel, repaired, circa 2nd-1st Century B.C., 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) across; a bone die and a group of bone and glass gaming counters, the die with drilled numerical spots; one opaque white glass disc-shaped counter; twenty-eight large and small 'black' glass convex disc counters with flat bases; two dark stained bone convex counters with flat bases; and four disc counters, the upper sides incised with concentric circles, all Roman period, die 3/8 in. (1 cm.) square, counters 1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm.) diam. max.
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