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 – 6.5
This ring is not sizable.