This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original banded agate gem, this would have been left unengraved ready for the owner to have a suitable intaglio cut. Today the ancient ring has survived intact with no damage or restoration, the gem is still securely set and can still be worn with care.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Agate
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 28mm x 24mm (intaglio 14mm x 11mm)
WEIGHT: 20.68 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a Lady, Chiswick. London.
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