Ancient Roman Emerald Green Intaglio of Fortuna

Code: 10275


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This is a wonderful ancient Roman hardstone intaglio, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is nicely cut on a dark green chromium chalcedony gemstone, with a representation of the goddess Fortuna. She is shown in a classic pose, holding a rudder and cornucopia. such a gem would have once been set into a gold or silver signet ring, used as a private signature to authenticate letters and transactions. Today this ancient gem is in excellent condition, ideal for remounting. 

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Chromium Chalcedony

SIZE: 10mm x 7mm x 1.5mm 

WEIGHT: 0.19 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, London

Ancient Roman Emerald Green Intaglio of Fortuna