Ancient Roman Silver-gilt Intaglio Ring of Sol (Helios) on Horseback

Code: 10329    

£895.00
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This is a fabulous ancient Roman silver-gilt intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The intaglio is cut on a banded sardonyx gemstone, layers of mottled white and orange. It depicts Sol (Helios) the sun god, astride a horse, raising one hand in greeting and the other a whip. It is a superb looking ancient piece of wearable ancient jewelry, retaining a full luminous mercury-gold gilding. 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Sardonyx 

RING SIZE:  7 (US)     O (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 28mm x 4mm (intaglio 15mm x 12mm)

WEIGHT: 10.96 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private European Collection

Ancient Roman Silver-gilt Intaglio Ring of Sol (Helios) on Horseback
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