Ring, Roman, Men's, Legio VII Claudia
Silver alloy; 6.0gm/ Ring Size 7 1/4
Con/ sound and wearable; shoulder type, ca. 3rd Cent AD
Seller's Note/ As seen in the photo, this extraordinary ring is inscribed VII on the bezel which equates to Legio VII Claudia, the Roman legion garrisoned in the city of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. For those of you familiar with the provincial issues from Viminacium, Legio VII's emblem was a bull.
This ring was certainly not made by a jeweler, but rather by the garrison's smith/armorer as side business. The smith cast the ring flat in a mold then wrapped the two ends together, added solder and hammered it closed to size.
Such incribed Roman legion rings are quite rare. This is a excellent opportunity for you to purchase and wear a ring once worn by a Roman officer who was proud of his legion!