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
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.
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