Lot 48: Roman Ring with Gladiatorial Scene
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3rd century AD. A flat-section hoop with chamfered edges, heater-shaped panel to each shoulder, discoid bezel with later incised frame, intaglio murmillo gladiator combatting a standing bear, star above and frond to the rear. Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991, item 260. 8.13 grams, 23mm overall, 18.95mm internal diameter (approximate size British R 1/2, USA 8 3/4, Europe 19.38, Japan 18) (1"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition. A large wearable size.