Roman ring found

This find was unearthed by Andrew Thompson on 7 May. Andrew was hoping it was Roman but wanted to know what I thought of it.

It is made of base metal and the hoop is slightly oval in shape. The tapering shoulders are decorated with an incuse feathered design and the bezel is inset with red, blue and green enamel. It is definitely Roman and 2nd-3rd century in date.

Valuation

There is some loss to the enamel but the ring is otherwise in good condition and quite attractive. Over the last few decades detectorists have found hundreds of Roman finger rings so they don’t sell for prices as high as they once did. However, provided that potential buyers don’t mind the loss to the enamel this ring could sell for around £100. With some competition in a saleroom it might even sell for a bit more.

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