1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide; ring size 5¾
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
with V.C. Vecchi & Sons, London.
Acquired from the above by the current owner, 1974.
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Roman finger rings carved entirely out of carnelian are comparatively rare (see for example, nos. 1600-1601 in F.H. Marshall, Catalogue of Finger Rings: Greek, Etruscan & Roman in the Departments of Antiquities British Museum). For a similar chevron pattern produced on the shoulders, no. 258 in A. Chadour, Rings: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, vol 1.