Roman Gold Triple-bezel Ring A Roman gold double-hooped ring, decorated with various gemstones. Two oval bezels feature to the si.. Product #: AH-530 Regular price: $3,500.00 $3,500.00 In Stock
Roman Gold Triple-bezel RingRoman Gold Triple-bezel RingRoman Gold Triple-bezel Ring

Roman Gold Triple-bezel Ring

Product Code: AH-530
Length: 4.4CM

£3,500.00

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A Roman gold double-hooped ring, decorated with various gemstones. Two oval bezels feature to the sides and are set with a rich purple amethyst stone. A cone-shaped bezel sits in-between, enclosing a bright green emerald. Stylised discs decorate the top of each bezel whilst gold beads decorate the bottoms. The beads of the middle bezel extend down, connecting the two hoops.

Rings were the most popular jewellery in ancient Roman times. Ancient Roman jewellery was an essential public display of wealth. Roman jewellery at first followed the trends set by the Etruscans using gold and glass beads. But as the power...

A Roman gold double-hooped ring, decorated with various gemstones. Two oval bezels feature to the sides and are set with a rich purple amethyst stone. A cone-shaped bezel sits in-between, enclosing a bright green emerald. Stylised discs decorate the top of each bezel whilst gold beads decorate the bottoms. The beads of the middle bezel extend down, connecting the two hoops.

Rings were the most popular jewellery in ancient Roman times. Ancient Roman jewellery was an essential public display of wealth. Roman jewellery at first followed the trends set by the Etruscans using gold and glass beads. But as the power and spread of the Roman Empire grew, jewellery designs became ever more elaborate both to incorporate different cultural styles from Greece, Egypt, North Africa and the Orient and to reflect Rome’s prosperity as a dominant, conquering city. The wide range of natural resources enabled its artisans to create ostentatious jewellery using a diverse selection of materials that increasingly included sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, garnet and amber from India and pearls, which were particularly prized. Archaeological finds of Roman jewellery are relatively rare considering the magnitude of the Roman civilisation, its duration and its vast Empire.

3rd-4th century AD

Very fine condition. Ring size: UK size S

Provenance: UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.

Literature: Cf. Chadour, A.B. Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994, item 435 for type. 

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