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ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH EAGLE

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ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH EAGLE

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100-200 AD. Roman. Bronze ring with round hoop and flattened, circular bezel bearing an incised eagle motif. An aquila (eagle) was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman legion. A legionary known as an aquilifer, or eagle-bearer, carried this standard. Each legion carried one eagle. This ring likely belonged to either a legionary officer or standard-bearer. For more information on Roman rings, see: Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991. Good condition; Size: D: 16.71mm / US: 6 1/4 / UK: M 1/2; 4.8g; Provenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1990s on the UK and European art market.
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ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH EAGLE

Estimate £200 - £400
Nov 15, 2020
Starting Price £100
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0358: ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH EAGLE

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Est. £200 - £400Starting Price £100
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Lot 0358 Details

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100-200 AD. Roman. Bronze ring with round hoop and flattened, circular bezel bearing an incised eagle motif. An aquila (eagle) was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman legion. A legionary known as an aquilifer, or eagle-bearer, carried this standard. Each legion carried one eagle. This ring likely belonged to either a legionary officer or standard-bearer. For more information on Roman rings, see: Cf. Ruseva-Slokoska, L. Roman Jewellery, Sofia, 1991. Good condition; Size: D: 16.71mm / US: 6 1/4 / UK: M 1/2; 4.8g; Provenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1990s on the UK and European art market.

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