This is an ancient Roman gold finger ring, dating to the 1st - 3rd century A. The band of the ring widens to form a flat oval bezel, decorated with an incised palm leaf design. The design is reminiscent of the emblem of the Dobunni tribe (displayed on gold staters). It is of a well-known type of ring, being recorded from Cornwall (CORN-437A92), West Midlands (WMID-FA1E7A) and Kent (KENT-2224CA). The palm branch on Roman rings was thought to symbolize Victory, to protect the wearer from malign forces.
This example is quite small, so likely originally intended for a child to wear. A poignant little finger ring for a serious collector.
1st - 3rd century A. 3/4 (US) A 1/2 (UK). 13mm x 14 x 2mm (bezel 7mm x 4mm).
This ring is unconditionally guaranteed to be an ancient original and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. The item "Ancient Roman Gold Finger Ring Victory Palm Fond c. Excavated" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Roman". The seller is "wear-the-past" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.