Roman Jewelry in silver and bronze.

 

 

173   SILVER MEDALLION
         I-II c. A.D.

Framed by round wire, the sheet disk with a high relief repousse bust of Aphrodite. Her head turned to her right, a diadem in her center-parted hair and long tendril falling to her shoulder. Necklace around her neck and two figures of Erotes are behind her; one by each shoulder and a scepter below. 43 mm diameter. Cracks are reinforced from the back.
See: similar composition: T. Hackens. Museum of Rhode Island School of Design. Classical Jewelry. 1976, cat. # 22.
$ 900

 

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134   ROMAN SILVER RING
         III c. A.D.
Hoop with irregular ellipsoid shape, made of massive broad band, widening towards the conical shoulders. Octagonal raised shield with inscriptions. Significantly worn, inscriptions are not readable now. 24 x 22 mm.

For similar ring see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 226.
SOLD

 

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135   ROMAN SILVER RING
         III c. A.D.
Hoop with irregular ellipsoid shape, made of massive broad band, widening towards the conical shoulders, decorated with longitudinal flutes. Ellipsoid raised shield with remains of inscriptions(?). Significantly worn. 25 x 22 mm.
SOLD 

 

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552   ROMAN GOLD AND SILVER RING
         IV c. A.D.
Ellipsoid hoop, made of a flat silver band, slightly rounded on the outside,   progressively widening  towards the rounded bezel. High gold shield  with twisted wire boarder, blue glass inlay in box setting . Ω-shaped beaded wire is soldered to each shoulder. Traces of ancient wear. 27 x 24 mm.
For the same type shoulder decoration see: Hackens. T. Cataloque of the Classical Collection. Classical Jewelry. Rhode Island, 1976, cat.69.
$ 1200

 

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381   ROMAN   CARNELIAN AND BRONZE RING
         III c. A.D.
A hoop widening towards horizontally protruding and rounded shoulders, decorated with longitudinal flutes. An ellipsoid shield  with carnelian intaglio depicting draped bust of Helios in radiate crown. 20 x 18
SOLD

 

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382
   ROMAN GARNET AND BRONZE RING
         I c. A.D.
Hoop, rounded on the outside, expanding into oval bezel with convex garnet intaglio depicting standing figure of Minerva holding Victoria, spear and shield behind her back. 21 x 24 mm
SOLD

 


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626   ROMAN GILT BRONZE RING
         I c. A.D.
Wide hoop of u-shape, rounded outside, flat inside, slightly protruding to large oval bezel with  a relief image of Zeus in his Temple. He is shown sitting, in front view, on throne, holding an eagle in his left hand. A himation covers the lower part of his body. Kerberos sitting by his left side. The temple is indicated by two columns, surmounted by a decorated pediment. 25 x 22 x 19 mm.
For similar scenery see:  Richter G. Engraved Gems of the Romans. London, 1971, cat.198,199.
$ 850

 

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131   ROMAN BRONZE RING
         III c. A.D.
A hoop widening towards horizontally protruding and rounded shoulders. An ellipsoid shield  with concave bezel and glass cabochon, imitating three-layer agate. 18 x 21 mm.
SOLD

 

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188
   ROMAN GLASS RING
         II c. A.D.
Hoop made from a plain, round cross section of amber colored glass. Flattened oval bezel with a circular piece of green glass with yellow border. 23 x 23 mm. 
For similar type see:  Marshall F. H. Catalogue of the finger rings, Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum. 1968, cat. # 1578; Johns C. The Jewellery of Roman Britain. Celtic and Classical Traditions. The University of Michigan Press, 1996, p. 69. 
SOLD

 

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693   ROMAN SILVER BRACELET
         II c. A.D.
Solid oval hoop with diamond-shape cross section. Overlapping and spirally twisted ends  form decorative spirals, their ends coiled around hoop. 3.1"x 3"(7.9 x 7.5 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 141.
SOLD

 

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691   ROMAN SILVER BRACELET
         II c. A.D.
Oval hoop, open ended, made of sheet silver.  Ends are shaped as stylized snake heads. Decorated with incised dots, placed close to each other to form a wavy line along the hoop. 2"x 2"(5 x 5 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 174.
SOLD

 

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690   ROMAN SILVER BRACELET
         I c. A.D.
Hoop made of spirally twisted wire with rectangular cross section, hammered at ends to form stylized snake heads, decorated with incised dots and lines. 2.5" x 2.6"(6.4 x 6.6 cm).
SOLD

 

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688   PAIR OF ROMAN SILVER BRACELETS
         I-II c. A.D.
Cast hoop with oval cross section, widening towards open ends, stylized as animal heads. Decorated with knobbed protrusions, incised dots and wire volutes. Ancient repair (soldering). 2.6'' x 2.3"(6.6 x 5.8 cm).
SOLD

 

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483   PAIR OF ROMAN SILVER BRACELETS
         III-IV c. A.D.
Oval hoop, open-ended, made of wire with round cross section, ends cut perpendicularly.  2.1'' x 2" (5.3 x 5.1 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 171.
$ 175

 

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356   CELTIC BRONZE BRACELET
         I- II c. A.D.
Cast round hoop, outer perimeter decorated with clusters of rectangular knobs in  groups of three. 2.4'' x 2.4" (6.2 x 6.0 cm). 
For similar see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.189; Marshall F. H. Catalogue of the finger rings, Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum, 1968, cat. # 969.
$ 125

 

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698   CELTIC BRONZE BRACELET
         I- II c. A.D.
Cast round hoop, outer perimeter decorated with clusters of rectangular knobs in  groups of three. Open ends reveal oval opening inside the hoop, probabaly used  for fastener.  2.7'' x 2.8" (6.8 x 7.0 cm). 
For similar see: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p.189. Marshall F. H. Catalogue of the finger rings, Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum, 1968, cat. # 969.
$ 250

 

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700   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         I- III c. A.D.
Round hoop, open ended, made of wire with round section.  Ends are hammered to shape stylized snake heads. Decorated with incised circles and semi-circular lines. 2.6"x 2.6"(6.6 x 6.6 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 174.
SOLD

 

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707   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         I- III c. A.D.
Round hoop, open ended, made of wire with round cross section.  Ends are hammered to shape stylized animal head (horse?) and tail. Decorated with incised circles and dots to indicate nostrils, eyes and pointed ears. 2.2"x 2.2"(5.6 x 5.6 cm).
SOLD

 

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701   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         I- II c. A.D.
Hoop made of spirally twisted wire with rectangular cross section, hammered flat at ends to form stylized animal heads, decorated with incised dots and lines to indicate nostrils, eyes and pointed ears. 2.5" x 2.5" (6.4 x 6.4 cm).
SOLD

 

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702   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         II- IV c. A.D.
Oval hoop, widening towards open ends, made of wire with oval cross section, ends cut perpendicularly. 2.1'' x 2" (5.3 x 5.1 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 171.
SOLD

 

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706   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         I c. B.C.- II c. A.D.
Oval hoop, tapering towards open ends; made of wire with round cross section,  with conical knobs at the ends.2.5'' x 2.6" (6.3 x 6.6 cm).
SOLD

 

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704   ROMAN BRONZE BRACELET
         II c. A.D.
Solid oval hoop made of one wire with oval cross section, tapered at the ends, forming a hook-and-loop fastener and spiral coils. 2.4"x 2.2"(6.1 x 5.6 cm).
For similar bracelet see: Ruseva-Prokoska L. Roman jewelry. A Collection of National Archaeological Museum-Sofia. 1991, cat. # 153.
SOLD

 

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359   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I- II c. A.D.
Cast bronze pendant in the form of a pine cone with suspension loop at the top. 
Up to 2.7"( 6.9 cm).
SOLD

 

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405   ROMAN BRONZE ATTACHMENT
        
I-II c. A.D. 
Cast in one piece, then lines engraved. Head of  Attis in Phrygian cap, decorated with impressed circles. Short pin at the back. 15 x 22 mm.
$ 225
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113  
ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
        
II-IV c. A.D. 
Cast in one piece in the form of a bird with a triangular suspension loop in the same plane as the body. Decorated with crossed lines on either side. 1.2" (30 mm).
SOLD 



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165
   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I-II c. A.D.
Cast bronze figure of Harpokrates, wearing tall headdress, with his right hand raised to his lips. Suspension loop in vertical plane at his back. 1 5/8" (4cm).

$ 90



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166
  ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I c. A.D.
Cast bronze pendant in the form of a male herm. Suspension loop in vertical plane at the back, broken in antiquity. 1 1/8" (2.8 cm).

$ 60



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95   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I c. B.C.- I c. A.D.
Cast bronze nude male figure with pointed cap on his head, holding round object in his right hand. Suspension loop in vertical plane at the back. 20mm.
$ 150

 

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197
   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I c. A.D.
Cast bronze nude male figure. Incised lines to accent eyes, hair and  male attributes. Suspension loop in vertical plane at the back. 27 mm.
$ 250

 

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361
   TWO ROMAN BRONZE PENDANTS
         I- III c. A.D.
Cast bronze pendants:  one in the form of a pine cone with suspension loop at the top; another in the form of an amphora, with suspension loop, one handle lost. 
Up to 1.6"( 41 mm).

$ 150

 

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360
   TWO ROMAN BRONZE PENDANTS
         I- III c. A.D.
Cast bronze pendant in the form of a pine cone with suspension loop at the top. 
Decorated with crossed lines. Up to 1.2"( 31 mm).
$ 150



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196
   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I- III c. A.D.
Cast bronze pendant in the form of a pine cone with suspension loop at the top. 43mm.

$ 80


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198
   ROMAN BRONZE PENDANT
         I- III cent. A.D.
Cast in the form of male genitalia, naturalistically rendered. 27 mm. 
$ 250


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