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
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.
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