Seller: elagabalium (510) 100%, Location: Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182372069308 Material: Bronze, Details: TEMPLATE MASTER Welcome to Amber's Curiosity! Home of the Crazy, Collectible, and Cool! AMBER'S CURIOSITY OPEN 24/7 EVERYONE WELCOME! Please be sure to check out all our auctions! GENUINE ANCIENT ROMAN DECORATED BRONZE WEARABLE RING SIZE EIGHT Ca. 43 - 400 CE This genuine antiquity was recovered with a metal detector somewhere in Britain. It is made of bronze and nicely engraved by a professional ancient ring maker. All classes of ancient Romans loved to wear jewelry. As you can see from the pictures it is nicely engraved and decorated. It has been cleaned but not overly polished since being found. It has a nice green authentic patina. It is still wearable. Some people like to coat an ancient ring in clear nail polish if they are going to wear it today as the patina can discolour the finger.Please beware of any ancient Roman wearable ring advertised as a genuine antiquity for a ridiculously low price on this site. If you see one as such, carefully compare the photos of this ring to it and it will help you to learn to distinguish the differences between a genuine artifact and a fake one. If you are experienced, you will of course see this immediately. For a start, carefully examine the patina which should never look too creamy or new. Then examine the edges and interior of the hand-carving closely for hundreds of years of wear from the abuses of nature. Then scrutinize the edges of the artifact itself for a genuine rough and thoroughly aged proper appearance. Look for ground in residue and pitting as a result of being underground for hundreds of years. Also be aware that any lot of artifacts said to be from different time periods should never all display the same patina. Also be extremely cautious of anyone who has duplicates of the same item. Do not expect to obtain authentic artifacts at a price lower than a professional dealer would have to pay wholesale for them. Being able to distinguish between a genuine and fake artifact is an essential skill for any serious collector. Having concrete examples to compare is really the best way to learn, so I hope you find my pictures of genuine artifacts helpful even if you choose not to buy this particular one. I have sold ancient and medieval artifacts for over 15 years and I guarantee this is a genuine ancient artifact dug up from the ground, and from the time period stated. I provided authentication services in my shop, and would be happy to answer any questions about this item or anything else you see on eBay. Happy bidding and thanks for checking out my auction! GUARANTEED GENUINE FOR LIFE FEEDBACK YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED! If you have any problem whatsoever with any item that you receive from us, please, contact us first to resolve the issue. We want to make you happy! Thank you! SHIPPING SHIPPED FROM CANADA We are located in Canada, and all of our items ship from Canada. Your shipping includes the cost of envelopes and bubble wrap, etc, but we buy that wholesale and it's minimal. Prior to listing items I go to the Canada Post web site and obtain an estimate of the shipping cost for items. We usually option for lowest rate on a tracked package, unless it is a small item where the letter rate (not tracked) would be significantly lower in price. I try to make the shipping cost as close to the actual exact cost as possible. We DO NOT overcharge on shipping! If there is ever a significant difference between what a customer pays (our best estimate based on the Canada Post web site prior to mailing at the post office) from the actual cost we will happily refund the difference. Customs charges are out of our control and are the responsibility of the buyer if your country charges them. Thank you! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED! Please be sure to check out all our auctions!