This wearable Roman ring dates from around 300 AD. It tests as high-carat gold - as is evident from the wonderful butter-yellow colour - with a hollow shank, slightly oval as is usual at this period, and set with a mottled greenish agate cameo of Demeter, or Ceres, the goddess of farming and agriculture. She is shown seated, holding a wheat-ear. The rub-over setting of the intaglio is decorated with a band of beading round its base, and a triangle of beads on each shoulder. The hollow shank has some denting, as one would expect, but the ring generally is in excellent ondition, and wearable. The finger size is approximately L-UK, or 5 3/4 US, but would fit a slightly larger finger size as it is not entirely round.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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