Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.

Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.

200 to 300 unknown

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£9,300 gbp
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Ancient Roman signet ring with lion and serpent. A heavy yellow gold ring, fitted to centre with a raised oval plaque incised with a lion and serpent in combat, the gallery further adorned with an engraved geometric pattern, flanked to either side with ornately carved stepped shoulders with chevron details which proceed to a solid shank with keeled pad to the underside. Tested yellow gold, circa 2nd to 3rd century AD.

This is a museum quality ring, the detail of the ornate central carving is an outstanding example of Roman artistry and depicts the highly revered lion and snake.

The signet ring was very important in Roman culture. They were used as symbols of authority granted to warriors and senior officials by the Roman emperors. The Roman signet represented gods, battle scenes and even the faces of emperors who granted them.
The lion motif commonly represents power and prestige while the snake motif represents the unending circle of life and everlasting love.
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