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 with traces of a faint inscription. Today the ancient ring has survived intact with no damage or restoration, the gem is still securely set with no movement, and can still be worn with care.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Agate
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 23.72mm x 21.34mm x 11.72 (intaglio 11.48mm x 8.90mm)
WEIGHT: 5.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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