Ancient Art, Antiquities & Ancient Coins

Roman Wedding Ring with Gold Bezel OMONOIA 1st, 2nd century AD.

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Estimated price: £400 - £600

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A silver ring with hoop with angled shoulders with fluting; inset with a large gold plate with the image of clasped hands and inscription on Greek – OMONOIA ; 20.16 grams, 30.27 mm overall, 20.30 mm internal diameter. Fine condition. This ancient wedding ring depicts the ceremony of joining hands at a marriage (dextratrum iunctio). A similar example is held in the British Museum (Museum item number 1917,0501.276). Private collection of EU gentleman living in UK. Originally acquired in 2000s on the British art market.