Ancient Roman intaglio ring, circa 1st-3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman intaglio ring. Set with an oval black glass intaglio engraved with a profile of a bust in a closed back Roman set setting, framed by a row of intricate semi-circular engravings and set on a twisted gold wirework shank with central flat band, approximately 3.87g in weight. Tested yellow gold, circa 1st–3rd century AD.
This is a museum quality ring, and a very skilful example of Ancient Roman craftsmanship and is in fine condition, commensurate with its age.