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Brotherhood - Ancient Roman Circa 100 BC - 200 AD Bronze Soldiers Seal Ring. This amazing artifact is crafted from bronze. Featuring an Ancient Roman era design, wonderful detailing(brotherhood symbols), and quality bronze work. This face of the ring is oval shaped with fantastic carved detailing. The shoulders are also carved, leading down to a smooth and polished shank. The cast point is finished beautifully and the aged patina is a much desired green colour. A very fine example of an ancient soldiers seal ring for any early collection to be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come.
Note: Museum quality. Wonderful aged patina.
In ancient rimes since banks did not exist, soldiers would bury their coins and jewelry before going into battle, and many of them did not return. They were also buried to avoid tax collectors and thieves. In Ancient times a ring distinguished an individual in a way that other forms of jewelry did not. Finger rings represented the language of social code, and connoted one's social standing . Under the Empire, the finger ring was still considered a privilege, conferred for military distinction. As time wore on attitudes changed, the ring was more freely bestowed. Even so, the ring retained its positions a mark of dignity, as a rich ornament, as an important seal, and as a token of betrothal. Special caskets were created for holding rings, and it was customary to remove a ring from the casket, to place on the finger of a visiting guest welcomed in ones home.
Measurements: Face of Ring 16.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Weight: 9.36 grams
Ring Size: 10 1/2
Condition: Excellent (Very fine condition) Note: Artifacts are luxury items , can be worn with care.
Origin: Rome Provenance: America from a private collection.
Date: 100 BC - 200 AD