Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio Fair Trade Clasped Hands

Code: 10219


£400.00
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This is an ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It is nicely cut on a tiny carnelian gemstone, with an image of a pair of clasped hands. The hands are joined in agreement, used as a symbol of fair trade. This gem would have once been set, into a signet ring, used to seal and authenticate letters and transactions by a merchant. Today this ancient gem has survived down to us in good condition (tiny chip to the back), it is suitable for remounting into a gold ring - or to add to your collection. 

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: C. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Carnelian

SIZE: 10mm x 6mm x 2mm 

WEIGHT: 0.23 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris.

Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio Fair Trade Clasped Hands