3rd century A.D.
Heavy gold ring, the bezel set with a cornelian intaglio depicting an ant, the familiar of the corn-goddess Ceres, keeled hoop and triangular shoulders channeled to look like two sprays of acanthus
17.5 mm internal ring diameter; 20.6 g weight
Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; ANFortnum.179
Taylor & Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 155