Roman Gold Ring With Mercury Gemstone. Pirate Gold Coins Ancient Treasure. A gold finger ring with twisted wire hoop supporting an oval-shaped bezel with a border of granulated beads, set with a cut and polished carnelian gemstone with intaglio Mercury standing left, caduceus in right arm, coin purse (marsupium) in left. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Leeds, 1994, item 208, for type; cf.
The British Museum, museum number 1923,0401.167, for a similar Hermes/Mercury stone; cf. Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, London, 2013, p. 268, for an almost identical depiction of Mercury on a Roman gemstone. 2.17 grams, 19.98mm overall, 18.33mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.24, Japan 10) (3/4). In 2005; formerly in an old private Israeli collection, since the 1990s.The item "ROMAN GOLD RING FROM 1st CENTURY AD ANCIENT JEWELRY MERCURY GEMSTONE ANTIQUE" is in sale since Tuesday, April 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".
The seller is "pirategoldcoins" and is located in La Jolla, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.