Gold Ring with an Amethyst Cameo of a Hellenistic Prince

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd century B.C.
Material: Gold, Amethyst
Dimensions: 1.3 cm x 1.7 cm (dimension of the cameo); 2.6 cm (length of the ring plate); 13.53 gram
Price: Sold
Ref: 2364
Provenance: From the estate of a French jeweller, who set the ancient gem himself.
Condition: Intact and wearable.
Description: Wearable 18 carat gold ring with an exceptionally masterly worked out amethyst cameo depicting the portrait of a Hellenistic prince. The face with a straight, prominent nose, the mouth fleshy and slightly open. The thick, wavy hair pulled together with a fillet (tainia). The Hellenistic cameo is set in an elegant modern ring plate, open at the bottom, and framed by a finely drawn indentation.