Roman Bronze & Carnelian Clasped Hands Intaglio Ring
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
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