ROMAN PROSTITUTE’S RING C.100-300 AD SIZE 1 ½
Size 1 ½ for the small finger. Rounded section band, 2.5mm. Integral pyramidal top mount emulating a gemstone, on flat expanded base. In ancient Rome, prostitution was legal, widespread, and practiced openly. Rings such as this served to identify prostitutes in the streets and, interestingly, libraries, some of which were connected to the houses of prostitution. These rings are often encountered in small sizes as the prostitutes were very young and usually slaves. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.