Gold finger ring

Solid cast with an arced hoop, the bezel engraved with the facing head of Medusa

The Romans enjoyed wearing rings not only on all the fingers but also on the knuckles, hence the small size of such rings. 

Roman period, 1st century A.D.
H. 1.86 cm (0 47⁄64 in) W. 1.77 cm (0 45⁄64 in)

Private collection, Basel, Switzerland
Art market, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1974
Private collection, Switzerland, from the above

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