This wonderful hard stone Sardonyx cameo ring is all original! The deep orange of the background has been revealed beneath the whiter layer which depicts a Roman soldier in profile. These types of cameos were often sold to tourists who were traveling abroad to view the ruins of the ancient city. The Victorians romanticized the notion of a brave Roman soldier, adored all things classical in art and culture, and this would be the perfect keepsake to take home from visiting such a place.
Size (can be resized): 3.5
Weight: 3.2 grams
Materials: 14K gold,
Metal: 14K gold
Condition: Very Good antique condition