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Gold signet-ring; slender hoop, with octagonal bezel containing oval bloodstone engraved in intaglio with Mercury standing to left holding caduceus and purse.

slender hoop, with octagonal bezel containing oval bloodstone engraved in intaglio with Mercury standing to left holding caduceus and purse.

Bezel detail: Gold signet-ring; hoop engraved with vine-leaves in outline and nielloed; raised oblong bezel containing sard engraved in intaglio with standing figure of Hygieia with patera and serpent.

hoop engraved with vine-leaves in outline and nielloed; raised oblong bezel containing sard engraved in intaglio with standing figure of Hygieia with patera and serpent. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Intaglio; sard; bust of Psyche to left, mantle thrown over head; butterfly alighted on throat; in plain gold ring; inscribed.

bust of Psyche to left, mantle thrown over head; butterfly alighted on throat; in plain gold ring;

Gold signet-ring; shoulders of quadrangular section engraved with acanthus band and initials. Octagonal bezel set with burnt onyx(?) intaglio depicting two cupids playing morra.

shoulders of quadrangular section engraved with acanthus band and initials. Octagonal bezel set with burnt onyx(?) intaglio depicting two cupids playing morra. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Gold signet-ring; slender hoop, oval bezel set with plasma engraved in intaglio with depiction of Hebe(?) with patera; inscribed.

slender hoop, oval bezel set with plasma engraved in intaglio with depiction of Hebe(?) with patera;

Gold finger-ring; sard intaglio: bird to left. From Roman tomb in Greece, circa 2nd-3rd century AD. I like the squarish top in combination with the oval bezel

sard intaglio: bird to left. From Roman tomb in Greece, circa century AD. I like the squarish top in combination with the oval bezel

Oval gem with standing female figure | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Oval gem with standing female figure

ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH GREEN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO OF A MUSE  The bezel set with a slightly convex oval green chalcedony engraved with a muse, striding right, holding a kithara.  1st-2nd Century AD  W. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm.); Size 2 1/2  Ex Alexander Gallery, New York, 1998.  Cf. M. Maaskant-Kleibrink, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems in the Royal Cabinet, The Hague, no. 80.

Roman gold finger ring with green chalcedony intaglio of a muse

Bronze finger-ring; raised oval bezel with sard intaglio: peacock walking to left.

raised oval bezel with sard intaglio: peacock walking to left. Culture/period Roman Date CE (circa)

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