13 December 2002
AN EGYPTIAN GOLD FINGER RING
Roman Period, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The spiraling plain hoop round in section, with two overlapping and curved-back terminals, each in the form of a draped bust of a goddess, perhaps Isis and Nephthys, in a feathered headdress, with wavy center-parted hair falling to the shoulders, two thin strips wrapped around the spiral
13/16 in. (2.1 cm) wide; ring size 6
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For a related ring in the British Museum, thought to be from Egypt, with a similar Isis bust together with a Serapis bust, see no. 193 in Walker and Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.
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