This antique Victorian ring has an orange oval intaglio of a Roman warrior's profile. This stylistically simple intaglio is uniquely prong-set, with a double prong above and below the stone and a triple prong at the sides that carries down the shoulder. The long prongs attached along the shoulder tapper to a point, bringing to mind the sharp-edged spears of a warrior or perhaps his shield.
The classic Roman inspired intaglio measures 11.5 mm x 8.25 mm and the band is 5 mm wide. The band is not marked, but tested as 12 karat rose gold.
The antique Victorian ring weighs 3.8 grams and is a size 11 1/2 US.
It is in great antique condition with no chips or nicks to the intaglio.