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Roman Empire

Late Roman (3rd to 5th century A.D.)

Gold ring, the deep box bezel with flat polished emerald, the openwork shoulders decorated with leaves growing out of a moulded foliate hoop

14 mm internal ring diameter; 9.5 g weight

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; ANFortnum.210

Taylor & Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 165