We are pleased to announce the exciting news that the Berganza showroom is expanding! The showroom has now closed for renovations and will reopen in due course.
Our website will remain active throughout this period. All enquiries will be responded to during this time and any items purchased online will be shipped as usual, we offer complimentary shipping both within the UK and internationally.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Team at Berganza
Ancient Roman gold ring with helmet intaglio, circa 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman gold ring with helmet intaglio. Set with an oval cornelian intaglio finely engraved with a helmet in a closed back collet setting, encircled by a fine wirework border, all to a slim flat shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 2.4g in weight, circa 3rd century AD.
As this intaglio is engraved with the image of a helmet, it is possible that this ring would have been worn by the wife or daughter of a Roman soldier as a memento whilst he was away from home.