This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio depicting a goat feeding from the shoots/branches of an old felled tree. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed over mount, although has an old chip to the loweredge but the design is still intact. A good ancient ring for the collector or museum display.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian
RING SIZE: 3 1/4 (US) F 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 21mm x 23mm x 6mm x 13mm (intaglio 10mm x 8mm)
WEIGHT: 11.04 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection, Vienna (Austria).
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