- Museum number
Gold finger-ring with a figure of Isis: this ring shows a standing figure of a draped female wearing a high-girdled chiton and tarnation; a sash is draped across the body diagonally. In her right hand she is carrying a sistrum, in her left a situla. Her hair is styled in corkscrew locks that fall on to her shoulders, and on her head she wears an Egyptianizing crown consisting of a double plume and a sun disc. This type of crown is commonly associated with the goddess Isis, and is also worn by Ptolemaic queens.
- Production date
- 2ndC BC-1stC BC
Diameter: 1.60 centimetres (inner)
Diameter: 1.90 centimetres
Length: 1.50 centimetres (bezel)
Weight: 3.30 grammes
- Curator's comments
F.H. Marshall, 'Catalogue of the Finger Rings, Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the British Museum' (London, 1907), no. 240;
S. Walker & P. Higgs [eds.], 'Cleopatra of Egypt' (London, 2001), p. 321 .
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number