ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING, C.100-300 AD
Gilt bronze, very small size, about 15.0mm outside, and not wearable. Deeply rounded face band. Stepped oval bezel, superficially imitating a gemstone and blatantly advertising the intentions of the wearer. Thick proportions throughout, perhaps worn on a neck chain as an advertisement. Roman prostitutes were typically adolescents and largely slaves. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.