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Roman Gold & Silver Ring

Silver shank with an oval gold bezel cut with confronting portrait busts of the Empress Faustina Major and the Emperor Antoninus Pius. 

 

Antonine Period, mid to late 2nd Century AD

18mm bezel width, American size 8.5

Exhibited & published, Bonham's, London, May 2008, lot 305.

 

(#rn4653rm)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Chadour, Anna Beatriz ; Rings. The Alice & Louis Koch Collection. v.1 (Leeds, 1994) p.81, no.270

 

Richter, GMA; Engraved Gems of the Romans (London, 1971) no. 567