Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a  lounging cat

Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a lounging cat

Code: 11726

£285.00 Approx $396.94, €327.21
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This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd century AD. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio with a simple cut image of a cat. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed overmount, all original and still secure. A good ancient ring with a simple yet stylish depiction of a stretched out or sleeping cat! 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd century AD

MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian

RING SIZE:   4 3/4  (US)     J 1/2   (UK)

SIZE: 22mm x 22mm x 6mm x 13mm (intaglio 12mm x 10mm) 

WEIGHT:  8.05 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a lady, Cambridge. United Kingdom.