A ROMAN SAPPHIRE RINGSTONE PORTRAIT OF THE EMPEROR TRAJAN
Circa 98-117 A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with a bust of the emperor in profile to the left, his mantle pinned at the shoulder, his hair characteristically combed forward, forming a fringe along his forehead, crowned with a laurel wreath, the ties fluttering behind; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
3/8 in. (.95 cm) long; ring size 6¼