Ancient Roman Republican Banded Agate Intaglio of a Horse

Code: 10373    

£450.00
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This is a wonderful ancient Roman banded agate intaglio, dating to the 1st century B.C. It is finely cut with a representation of a prancing horse. Such as gem would have been set into a gold or silver signet ring, used to seal and authenticate letters and dispatches. Today this ancient gem has survived down to us in perfect condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today. 

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st century B.C.

MATERIAL:  Agate

SIZE: 11.14mm x 10.27mm x 4.32mm 

WEIGHT: 0.8 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection

Ancient Roman Republican Banded Agate Intaglio of a Horse
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