This is a wonderful ancient Roman rock crystal intaglio, dating to the 1st century B.C. It is finely cut with a representation of Romulus. Such as gem would have been set into a gold or silver military 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.
DATE: c. 1st century B.C.
MATERIAL: Rock Crystal
SIZE: 11.17mm x 9.23mm x 1.58mm
WEIGHT: 0.31 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex.Property of a London gentleman
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