This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio depicting a military eagle with a victory wreath in its beak. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed over mount, intact, and as excavated. The shape of the finger ring can be classified as a Henig (2007) Type Xb. see WAW-963FA6 for comparison.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian
RING SIZE: 4 1/2 (US) I 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 21mm x 20mm x 12mm x 2mm (intaglio 11mm x 10mm)
WEIGHT: 4.44 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection, Slovenia.
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