Ancient Roman Nicolo Intaglio
This is an ancient Roman Nicolo intaglio, dating to the 2nd century A.D. The gem is cut with an image of a standing figure difficult to ascertain which god or genius he represents (due to the small size). He would have originally been set into a silver or gold finger ring, used as a private signature. The gem has a small chip on the top, though this is minor and doesn't affect the image. A nice ancient gem for remounting.
DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.
MATERIAL: Nicolo (Arabain Onyx)
SIZE: 9mm x 7mm x 3mm
WEIGHT: 0.34 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, London