ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING SIZE 8. 1st-2nd century AD.
ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING SIZE 8. 1st-2nd century AD.

ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING SIZE 8. 1st-2nd century AD.

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Bronze, size 8. Narrow, slightly tapered band with outsized stepped pyramidal bezel. These rings, exaggerated versions of lady's fashion rings of the period, served to identify the wearer as a prostitute. The central mount represents a set stone on its counterpart. The trade was openly practiced by young, mostly slave, girls. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear.