Lot 11: Roman Gold Ring with Cupid and Dogs
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd-4th century AD. A flat-section gold hoop with filigree ropework exterior, granules to the shoulders, drum-shaped bezel with filigree bands, inset jasper cloison with intaglio Cupid (Eros) and leashed hound chasing a hare. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 222. For a similar ring from Greece dating to the fifth century BC see The Dallas Museum of Art, acc. no. 2006.68.6 6.45 grams, 25mm overall, 19.02mm internal diameter (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 9, Europe 19.69, Japan 19) (1"). From a private UK collection; formerly in a Munich collection formed in the 1970s. Supplied with a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.