Roman Empire, 2nd – 3rd century A.D.
This massive solid gold ring with broad shoulders is of a very fine workmanship. The ring is crafted in high karat gold (about 24K). It is centered with a conical banded three layer agate superbly carved with a cameo of a goddess (likely Minerva, the goddess of wisdom). Her hair is elaborately styled and adorned with a double stephane (tiara).
For a closely related roman agate and gold ring, early 3rd century, see Rings of The Ancient World by Jeffrey Spier and Jack Ogden, no. 56.
The ring comes with a metal analysis report: Au (gold) 98.44%, Cu (copper) 1.06%, Ag (silver) 0.49%.
The cameo measures 14 x 12 mm.
Weight is 15.22 grams.
Ring size 7.5 (resizable)
All original, intact and wearable.