London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMANO-BRITISH GOLD RING
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Of unusual form, the openwork bezel composed of two facing horizontal volutes mounted with a vertical rectangular plaque with three circular settings containing a garnet, green glass imitating emerald and a pale sapphire, the hoop broadening at each end to terminate in 'double feathers' attaching to the bezel volutes
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) diam. across inner hoop
Found near Docking, West Norfolk, circa 1992.
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