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Coming up for sale at our 7th December auction are two intriguing items of Roman jewellery - an armlet and a two finger ring. Rings were exceedingly popular with Roman women and were a sign of their status and wealth, just like today. In the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, rings were so popular they were often worn on all 8 fingers and on both thumbs! Unlike today though, the rings were usually worn in front of the knuckle, and were therefore a lot smaller.

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  • Posted by Jonathan Riley

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