Classic enameled Herculaneum ring reproduction in Silver 925 plated GOLD 18K, taken from the original find from the 1st century BC. Inv. P 4884 of the Superintendency of Pompeii.
The discovery of the bodies of over 300 inhabitants of the ancient Herculaneum on the city beach, has allowed the recovery of an exceptional number of jewels. In many cases they were worn by matrons or kept in bags or boxes, in which they were stored the most precious objects of the family's heritage for the excited moments of escape. Gold, together with silver, were the most used precious metals in the jewels of the dominant social classes of the period Roman .
Some long gold necklaces, gold bracelets and armillas have been recovered, including two pairs worked with snake heads, cameos, rings with onyx, agate and carnelian gems engraved with images of divinities, mythological characters, symbolic objects.
- Material: 18K gold plated 925 silver + enamelled glass
- Weight: about 14g
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Measurements: US 6,5 (IT 14) - Ø 17 mm
"Splendors. Luxury in ornaments in Herculaneum" , edited by Francesco Sirano.
"Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments" , edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.
Produced in Italy