This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century AD. It is set with its original dark red glass intaglio of a scorpion. The gem would have been used to seal documents but also to ward off negative influences as an apotropaic amulet. The band of the ring has a light crack caused during burial. It can still be worn with care and consideration for its great age. A nice excavated ring for the collector or museum.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD
MATERIAL: Silver & Glass
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 20mm x 19mm x 4mm (bezel 11mm x 9mm x 3mm)
WEIGHT: 4.3 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Collection, Germany.
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