Roman Silver Intaglio Ring Early Christian Fish

Code: 10675


£210.00
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This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2bd - 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, depicting a fish. The intaglio is set tight and all original to the ring. The Fish was used as a secret symbol to identify early Christians, though the original owner could have also been a fisherman or fishmonger. Sadly the lower hoop of the ring is split. Still a nice and original jewel for the collector.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian

RING SIZE:  2 1/2 (US)   E (UK)

SIZE: 19mm x 17mm x 3mm (bezel 8mm x 8mm x 5mm) intaglio 6mm x 4mm) 

WEIGHT: 2.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, Hertfordshire

Roman Silver Intaglio Ring Early Christian Fish