Roman Prostitute’s Ring C.100-300 AD, Size 5 1/2
Size 5 1/2. Oval section band, 2.3mm, of thin section with rounded face. The top with a raised stepped circular bezel cut with hatch marks, simulating the stone on the ring of a lady of fashion. 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 usually encountered in small sizes as the prostitutes were very young and usually slaves. As found condition with food patina. Jewelry g boxed with the certification of authenticity.