• A ROMAN RING, 2ND-4TH CENTURY, the oval carved... Image

Lot 285

A ROMAN RING, 2ND-4TH CENTURY, the oval carved...

A ROMAN RING, 2ND-4TH CENTURY, the oval carved intaglio depicting Achilles and Patroclus, set within a heavy mount of coiled metal detailing on a textured metal band. Ring size Q. Weight 6.3gms. Accompanied by an Oxford Labs Certificate, numbered F918420, stating that the ring has been analysed and certified as being Roman from the 2nd-4th Century. Note: Achilles and Patroclus are mentioned by Homer in the Illiad as heroes fighting for the Greeks in the Trojan War. Patroclus was eventually killed by the Trojan hero Hector; Achilles mourned for the loss of his friend and companion and took revenge by killing Hector and dragging his body behind his Chariot round the walls of Troy.

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