Roman Silver & Gold Intaglio Ring of Venus
This is a nice ancient Roman silver and gold intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, cut with a depiction of the goddess Venus. The pose is a classic, showing Venus in the process of undress. The gem is mounted with a gold bezel, tightly rubbed. It is a good looking ancient ring, suitable to be worn again today.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver, gold, and carnelian
RING SIZE: 6 1/2 (US) N (UK)
SIZE: 22mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 11mm x 9mm x 5mm)
WEIGHT: 5.84 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Property of a Private collector, Chicago. Originally found in France