Signs of wear according to age. Size - 6 (USA), L (UK). The ancient Romans borrowed a great many ideas from other ancient civilizations.One of those ideas was the chariot, an idea they probably borrowed from the ancient Etruscans. Most travel in ancient Rome was by cart pulled by oxen, by walking, or by boat. Chariots were used for travel on the Roman roads when there was no need to carry a lot of weight. Chariots were sometimes used by the military. But the real use of chariots in ancient Rome was for racing. When Rome was a kingdom, young Roman men raced each other on chariots around the seven hills, causing destruction to property and danger to pedestrians. Rome was not built as a racetrack. So of course there were problems. Under the Republic, racing continued but because of new laws harm to property and person could become a court case if things were not settled out of court. Under the Empire, chariot racing was much better controlled. There were race tracks all over the Empire. These race tracks were called circuses.
But the best chariot racing in the Empire was held at the Circus Maximum in the city of Rome. Provenance: From an old private collection of an ancient jewellery expert, formed prior to 2000. The item "WEARABLE ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER RING DEPICTING A CHARIOT 200-400 AD" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Roman".The seller is "spantiquities" and is located in Evesham. This item can be shipped worldwide.