Lot 6: Roman Gold Signet Ring with Bird and Boar
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd century AD. A substantial square-section gold hoop with keeled shoulders, discoid plaque with intaglio design of an advancing boar supporting a standing bird. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 183. 11 grams, 27mm overall, 20.69mm internal diameter (approximate size British W, USA 11, Europe 25.0, Japan 24) (1"). Property of a London gentleman by descent; formerly in the Viktor Hruby collection in 1972. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.