ROMAN GOLD RING WITH INSCRIPTION VTERE FELIX – FOR SALE

A perfect quality Roman gold ring. Solid banded with carved shoulders supporting a central bezel with inscription ‘VTE’, a contracted form of ‘VTERE FELIX’, meaning: Use happily’ or ‘use with luck’. This was one of the most common inscriptions found on Roman objects, seen on bottles, spoons, rings and brooches and also on military equipment. This ring was probably a gift or a good luck token.

Reference: Chadour, A.B. Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, volume I, Leeds, 1994 item 346 for type.

Material: High carat gold (XRF-scan available soon)
Weight: 4.02 gram
Date: Roman, 2nd – 3rd century AD
Measurement: overall: 18 x 17 mm, ringsize: 15 mm (5 USA)
Condition: Extremely fine condition

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