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Ancient Roman intaglio ring. Set with an oval black glass intaglio engraved with a profile of a bust in a closed backcut down setting, framed by a row of intricate semi-circular engravings and set on a twisted goldwireworkshank 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.