Hellenistic (mid to late 3rd century B.C.)
Gold ring, the large oval bezel enclosing a convex garnet intaglio depicting Apollo Musagetes, leader of the Muses, full length with lyre and plectrum
16 mm internal ring diameter; 20.9 g weight
Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; ANFortnumFR.130
Apollo was the symbol of the Seleucid dynasty, to which this ring belongs.
Taylor & Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 92