Ancient Roman Bronze & Carnelian Intaglio Clasped Hands fede Ring

Code: 10163


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This is an ancient Roman bronze intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, depicting a pair of clasped hands between ears of wheat (the gemmarius forgot to engrave the stalks on this example). The bronze ring is in good excavated condition, being part of a cache of rings from a jeweler (discovered in Europe). A similar jewelers hoard was discovered in Senttisham in Norfolk. The gems appear to be related and the working stock of a jeweler. This ring is in excellent condition and has a nice olive patina. A nice ring for the collector.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze & Carnelian

RING SIZE:  4 1/2  (US)   I 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 18mm x 19mm (intaglio 6.2mm x 4.6mm)

WEIGHT: 1.84 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. German Private Collection

Ancient Roman Bronze & Carnelian Intaglio Clasped Hands fede Ring