Ancient Roman Iron & Nicolo Glass Intaglio Ring

Ancient Roman Iron & Nicolo Glass Intaglio Ring

Code: 10755

£140.00
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This is an ancient Roman iron intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 3rd century A.D. It is set with its original Nicolo glass gemstone, molded with an image of what appears to be a bird, dove or eagle. 

This ring is in excavated condition, heavily corroded, but intact. A rare survivor and collectible example of an ancient Roman ring in iron (the metal par excellence of the true Roman patriot!)

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st - 3rd century A.D. 

MATERIAL: Iron & Nicolo Glass

RING SIZE:    5 1/4  (US)      K 1/4  (UK)

SIZE: 20mm x 21mm x 5mm x 13mm (intaglio 8mm x 7mm)

WEIGHT: 4.6 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection