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Ancient Roman Garnet Intaglio Gold Ring

A museum quality ancient Roman gold ring, circa 1st century AD.This hollow gold ring (approximately 21K) is bezel-set with a garnet intaglio of Hippocamp – a fish-tailed horse that was considered the horse of Poseidon in Greco-Roman mythology. Poseidon was the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses.The garnet intaglio measures 7.6 x 5 mm.The ring is elaborately decorated with applied gold wire and triangular-shaped beaded designs.Metal analysis report: 85.42% gold, 13.83% silver, 0.80% copper.Weight 3.30 grams.Approximate ring size 6.25 – 6.5This ring is not sizable.

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3,210 Likes, 23 Comments - Archaeology & Art (@archaeologyart) on Instagram: “Minoan ring in the shape of a shield from the treasure of Aegina island, Ancient Greece. Circa…”

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Aura et manus on Instagram: “Ancient Roman gold, garnet and glass earrings. 2nd-3rd century AD. Christie's. #gold #ancient #jewellery #jewelry #antiquejewelry #art…”

308 Likes, 1 Comments - Aura et manus (@aureaetmanus) on Instagram: “Ancient Roman gold, garnet and glass earrings. 2nd-3rd century AD. Christie's. #gold #ancient…”

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Two Rings with Lotus Flowers

One ring of this pair has a slender hoop attached to a lentoid bezel on which opposing lotus blossoms with petals of alternating dark and light blue glass are cut and set into gold cloisons. The cloisons between the petals are filled with white glass with purple specks. Lotus blossoms were a popular motif and symbolized regeneration. The other is a triple ring attached to the back plate of the bezel. A cluster of five wires bent over the outside of the hoop from which golden petals spring to frame the two lotus blossoms of the bezel. The blossoms are made from lapis lazuli and carnelian set into gold cloisons.

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