11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING
Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.
The hoop flat on the interior, convex on the exterior, expanding to heart-shaped shoulders which support foliate prongs joined to a nearly square bezel, now set with an oval emerald cabochon and an oval amethyst cabochon
1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; ring size 6½
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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