About this object

Silver finger-ring with red semi-precious stone (carnelian?). Complete and in good condition. Henig type II. Sub-circular profile with a wide expanded bezel tapering smoothly at the shoulders to a narrow band, D-shaped in section. Heavily corroded surface with a dark grey, roughened patina. The stone is oval and lies flush with the surface of the bezel. It is incised with a winged figure, possibly Victory or Mercury, facing left with one arm extended forward. Some damage to the surface of the stone is visible around the figure’s arm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Finger ring
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Roman (43 AD - 409 AD); 2nd Century AD; 180s AD
  • Materials
    Silver; Gold Gilt
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Knutsford
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    12.7 g
Object view = Archaeology
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