A good-sized bronze ring with oval bezel upon which is represented a naked young man, with incised eyes, looking left, holding a fisherman's net in the left hand and raising his right hand to the head, beside him a bird. Suitable for modern wear or display.
Circa 2nd century BC.
Very Fine condition
Wearable size ring internal diameter 18.75 mms: UK ring size R: US ring size 8 3/4
A similar clay impression in Polio, T.N., Ancient Rings, an illustrated collector guide, McFarland & Company; Collectors, Illustrated Edition (October 18, 2018), p.57, for type.
The ring belongs to the type I of Boardman classification. This was an individual's signet ring, used to sign important documents in ancient times.
From a private collection formed in the Netherlands; previously in a European collection formed prior to 1980.
Greek ring with youth
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