ROMAN DOUBLE RING
Roman Empire, 5-6th century

gold, garnet and glass
Circumference 46-47 mm.; weight 2.9 gr.; US size 4; UK size H

   
USD 4,500.00
   

The Roman taste for jewelry with elaborate forms led to the development of a number of variations on the simple ring with a hoop and bezel.  Double rings were in favor throughout the Roman era. Typically, a narrow hoop divides in two or even three semi-circles, each with a bezel holding a cabochon stone. An impressive ornament, the multiple ring is thought to have its origin in Roman Egypt.

Reference Number: 277