This is a charming ancient Roman Nicolo gemstone intaglio, dating to the late 1st - 2nd century A.D. The gem is nicely cut with an image of a strutting Cockerel (Rooster). Such a gem would have been mounted within a silver or gold signet ring, used as a private signature for sealing documents and letters. Today the ancient gem has survived in good excavated condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring or added to your collection.
DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
SIZE: 7mm x 5mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 0.22 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris
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