A ROMAN SILVER AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
The hoop solid cast with angled sides, the lower section bevelled, inscribed with a V on one side, a C on the other, an X at the center of the underside, the expanding shoulders with deep ridges terminating at the bezel in volutes, the raised bezel set with a flat octagonal stone engraved with winged Cupid riding a dolphin to the left, a whip in his hand
1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long; ring size 8