ANTIQUE ENGLISH 9K GOLD CARVED HARDSTONE AGATE CAMEO RING ATHENA c1800
An antique solid 9 carat gold ring, set with a hand carved hardstone cameo of a classical figure, probably Athena / Minerva, with a staff attended by a snake.
Unusual, collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: Very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Faint nibbling & tiny chips to cameo, may benefit from a gentle clean. Tiny chip to snake. Shank an old addition/replacement.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1800/20. Shank marked '9ct', mark probably later.
DIMENSIONS: Cameo 25 x 19 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
RING SIZE: J or 5 US (easily resized within reason).
WEIGHT: Approx. 7.7 grams.