Ancient Roman gold ring with carnelian cabochon, circa 4th century AD.
Ancient Roman gold ring with carnelian cabochon. Set horizontally with an elliptical shaped carnelian cabochon in a closed back rubover collet setting, with a fine scrolling gold frame with scalloped edge, flanked by broad solid shaped shoulders with ridged detail and tapering down to a D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 8.22 grams in weight, circa 4th century AD.
For a comparable ring, see Higgins, R.A., 'Greek and Roman Jewellery', plate 62, item B.