Lot 174: Roman Ring with Bust of Mars
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-3rd century AD. A plain D-section bronze band expanding to an elliptical bezel with raised central panel, inset a later repoussé plaque with motif of a helmetted profile male head, probably Mars (Ares"). Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 229. 7.29 grams, 26mm overall, 14mm x 19.59mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 13.00, Japan 12) (1"). Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.