Ancient Roman Sol Invictus glass intaglio ring, circa 3rd-4th century AD.


£7,900

Ancient Roman Sol Invictus glass intaglio ring, circa 3rd-4th century AD.

Rings

Other Currencies
Ref: 26290

There are currently 20 other people interested in this item. Why is this important?

Ring size: N½ (Approximate)

Add to Basket    

Reserve Item      


 Description

Ancient Roman Sol Invictus glass intaglio ring. Centrally set with an oval glass intaglio of Sol Invictus wearing a radiating crown, in a closed back Roman set setting, to a signet ring design featuring a finely raised border and closed backholing, leading to broad trumpeting shoulders which taper to a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 9.45 grams in weight, circa 3rd-4th century AD, accompanied by a museum quality impression.

Sol Invictus translated as the 'unconquered sun' was recognised by the Roman empire as the sun god. Characterised by a crown of radiating beams, the ancient Romans looked to Sol as a powerful deity of warmth, light and strength and thus became the patron of soldiers. At the height of the sun god's popularity coins, jewels, festivities and games were created in his honour.

 Delivery & Returns

Need more information? Contact Us

There are currently 20 other people interested in this item.



Email: info@berganza.com | Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm | All Stripe currencies supported



Connect with us


Berganza on Facebook Berganza on Instagram Berganza on Pinterest Berganza on youtube Berganza on linkedin



Signs up for regular emails on our new acquisitions, news and features:
Updated 18/06/2024 at 4:34PM

|
© Berganza Ltd 2024
Ancient Roman Sol Invictus glass intaglio ring, circa 3rd-4th century AD.
Ancient Roman Sol Invictus glass intaglio ring. Centrally set with an oval glass intaglio of Sol Invictus wearing a radiating crown, in a closed back Roman set setting, to a signet ring design featuring a finely raised border and closed backholing, leading to broad trumpeting shoulders which taper to a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 9.45 grams in weight, circa 3rd-4th century AD, accompanied by a museum quality impression. Sol Invictus translated as the 'unconquered sun' was recognised by the Roman empire as the sun god. Characterised by a crown of radiating beams, the ancient Romans looked to Sol as a powerful deity of warmth, light and strength and thus became the patron of soldiers. At the height of the sun god's popularity coins, jewels, festivities and games were created in his honour.
26290
red
Y Gold
https://www.berganza.com/images/jewellery/jewelleryitemphoto_17661_9.jpg
InStock
GBP
7900.00
UsedCondition