Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of a Fish

Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of a Fish

Code: 10874

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This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century AD. It is set with its original carnelian intaglio, cut with a representation of a fish. During this period simple representations of a fish were used to identify with Christians. This example has survived intact within the original gem. 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD

MATERIAL: Silver & carnelian gemstone

RING SIZE:   3 1/2  (US)   G 1/4 (UK)

SIZE: 18mm x 19mm x 5mm x 12mm  (intaglio 8mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT:  4.63 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. D. Winchester, ex. D. Grover Collections.