ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING 1st-2nd CENTURY AD SIZE 5 ½
Gilt bronze, size 5 1/2. Narrow-ridged band. Circular bezel with top mount shaped like a female breast. These rings, exaggerated versions of ladies' fashion rings of the period, served to identify the wearer as a prostitute. The central mount replaces a stone on its counterpart. The trade was practiced by very young adolescent girls. This example is larger than most and probably worn by a girl in her early teens. Professionally refurbished with the gold surface restored and gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.