Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of a Scorpion

Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of a Scorpion

Code: 10754

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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

CULTURE: Roman

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.