This is a fabulous ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with a Nicolo gemstone intaglio. The intaglio would have acted as a private signature for sealing letters and dispatches. Today the ring has survived in excellent condition, suitable to be worn again with care.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Nicolo
RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 19.98mm x 29.23mm x 6.50mm (bezel 28.54mm x 12.73mm x 3.90mm)
WEIGHT: 15.14 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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