Lot 132: Roman Gold Ring with Cupid Intaglio
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A gold ring with D-shaped tapering shank; oval bezel set with a dome-shaped garnet intaglio engraved with the standing figure of Cupid in relief, naked and holding a staff. 3.01 grams, 18.65mm overall, 16.03mm internal diameter (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10) (1/2"). UK art market, acquired prior to 2000. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed: Good transparency and colour, good carving.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.