Ancient Roman jasper engraved 'RUFUS' ring, circa 3rd century AD.




Ancient Roman jasper engraved 'RUFUS' ring, circa 3rd century AD.

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Ancient Roman jasper engraved 'RUFUS' ring. Set centrally with an oval jasper plaque engraved with the word 'РOΥΦOC' (Ancient Greek for 'Rufus') in a closed back rubover setting, flanked by broad scooping shoulders and leading down to a solid D-shape tapering shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 10g in weight, circa 3rd century AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-Ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal.

See Ruseva-Slokoska, L., 'Roman Jewellery', Sofia, 1991, item 182 for a similarly shaped ring with engraved inscription.

'Rufus' was a popular Ancient Roman name which meant 'red-haired' in Latin.

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Ancient Roman jasper engraved 'RUFUS' ring, circa 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman jasper engraved 'RUFUS' ring. Set centrally with an oval jasper plaque engraved with the word 'РOΥΦOC' (Ancient Greek for 'Rufus') in a closed back rubover setting, flanked by broad scooping shoulders and leading down to a solid D-shape tapering shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 10g in weight, circa 3rd century AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-Ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal. See Ruseva-Slokoska, L., 'Roman Jewellery', Sofia, 1991, item 182 for a similarly shaped ring with engraved inscription. 'Rufus' was a popular Ancient Roman name which meant 'red-haired' in Latin.
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9590.00
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