Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio gemstone of Serapis

Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio gemstone of Serapis

Code: 12171

£295.00 Approx $328.87, €335.61
 

This is an ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It is cut with a profile portrait of Serapis wearing his modius headdress and beard. Originally this intaglio would have been set into a silver or gold ring, used as a private signature to seal letters. Today it has survived in good excavated condition, suitable for remounting if one so wishes.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Carnelian

SIZE: 14mm x 11mm x 3mm 

WEIGHT: 0.8 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private Collection, Ontario, Canada