Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of Fortuna (Lady LucK)

Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of Fortuna (Lady LucK)

Code: 11454

£395.00
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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 carnelian intaglio, cut with a representation of the goddess Fortuna. The intaglio would have acted as a private signature, to authenticate letters and transactions. The gem is original to the ring and still secured in the bezel (a little loose but stable). 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century AD

MATERIAL: Silver & jasper gemstone

RING SIZE:  6  (US)   M (UK)

SIZE: 23mm x 23mm x 4mm x 12mm  (intaglio 12mm x 9mm)

WEIGHT:  4.43 grams

PROVENANCE: formerly the property of a gentleman acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s