Ancient Roman Intaglio of Sol Invictus on Horseback 18k Gold Ring

Code: 10277


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This is an ancient Roman carnelian intaglio, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. It finely cut with an image of the Roman sun god Sol, sitting on top of a horse, holding a whip. The intaglio is of an excellent quality and finely cut. It has later been reset into an 18k gold swivel ring.

OBJECT: Intaglio 

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Carnelian later 18k gold ring

RING SIZE:    7  (US)     O (UK)

SIZE: 24mm x 21mm (intaglio 17mm x 13mm)

WEIGHT: 5.45 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Property of a London Gentleman

Ancient Roman Intaglio of Sol Invictus on Horseback 18k Gold Ring