Seller: jandmaus (247) 100%, Location: Keene, New Hampshire, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, JP, AU, Item: 332046048860 jandmaus Store Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery will enhance your listings. ROMAN BRONZE RING Elaborate Soldier's Magic War God "Mars" Size 10 +/- Average Opening = 19.81mm Antiquities Corner is proud to present this fine historical artifact for your collecting pleasure. These artifacts were originally designed to be enjoyed by their owners and I have tried to return these treasures to a state which will both charm and enchant their new owners and show the skill and craftsmanship of old. LEGIONARY PERFECTION!!! This ring was found at a Roman site in Ancient Moesia and dates from 100 - 300 AD This is one noticeable ring, that's for sure! This ring has a square bezel with some nice engravings on it. The bezel measures roughly 12mm X 12mm. The design makes use of the traditional concentric circle with the deep central dot motif. These rings were originally made as votive rings to seek the aid of the gods and goddesses and in later period were bought in the hopes of warding off the "Evil Eye". The number 5 is of special significance and is associated with "Mars" the Roman God of War. It is interesting to note that in later years, the five circles would be put on the bezel in the shape of a Cross, instead of the way they look on a gambling die. When done as the Cross, it stands for the 5 Wounds of Christ and when they were done this way, for the God Mars. A coincidence? Look at the condition of this ring in the picture up above. I was able to bring it back to life almost as the original maker intended it. In addition to the nice bezel engravings, there are also a trio of linear decorations meant to add a decorative quality on each shoulder of this ring. The color and shine of this piece are 1st rate as you can plainly see in my pictures. The ring does have a definite decorative quality to it and will surely be noticed wherever it is worn and was made in an interesting manner. This ring was made cast flat and then formed into a ring and then soldered with a bronze over-pouring. Above and below are two more views of this ring. This ring has more design elements than we usually see with this ring-type. The picture below shows you the shine of tonights group of rings. I have gotten many emails from people looking for larger sized ring with this motif and in GREAT shape and this is one of the nicest that you are ever likely to see on eBay. Use the "Buy It Now" feature to make sure that this fine specimen ends up in your collection. ________________________________________________________________ This ring is Round & Sound and 100% wearable This ring has a Wonderful Golden color to it with faint patina traces remaining This ring is not a perfect circle but measures right around a size 10 American Average Opening measures 19.81mm ________________________________________________________________ This ring is a TRUE GEM and would make a wonderful addition to any collection or as a piece of wearable ANCIENT ART! We will include a Certificate of Authenticity with each ring Be sure to check out ALL of our other auctions for more nice pieces of Ancient Jewelry. Please note that we have gone to private auction to protect our buyers from people who have been harvesting the email addresses of our buyers and sending them emails with false offers or other misleading information. We are not associated with any other person and respect your privacy and never give or sell the email addresses of our buyers. This sale is in US $ and payment will be accepted via paypal, or credit card unless other arrangements are made with the seller. Item to be paid for within 10 days of sale.No returns unless item arrives not as described in listing. Buyer to pay $7.00 for U.S.P.S.Priority Mail & confirmed delivery within the U.S. International Buyers please e-mail us for shipping costs to destinations outside the U.S. Please email us for insurance costs if desired Items will be shipped when check or M.O. clears unless winning bidder has 10 or more positive feedbacks in which case item will be shipped ASAP Please CLICK HERE and visit our "About ME" page for important announcements and updates at Acorn Games Good Luck and HAPPY BIDDING!. Thank You. You can get more info about this item by clicking on our logo below Click below to... View my other auctions Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution.