Roman Bronze & Carnelian Clasped Hands Intaglio Ring

Code: 10159


£85.00
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This is an ancient Roman bronze intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, depicting a pair of clasped hands between ears of wheat. The bronze ring is in good excavated condition, being part of a cache of rings from a jeweler (discovered in Europe). A similar jewelers hoard was discovered in Senttisham in Norfolk. The gems appear to be related and the working stock of a jeweler. This ring is in excellent condition and has a nice olive patina. A nice ring for the collector.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze & Carnelian

RING SIZE:  4   (US)   H 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 16mm x 16mm (intaglio 8mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT: 0.97 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. German Private Collection

 

Roman Bronze & Carnelian  Clasped Hands Intaglio Ring