Ancient Roman Rock Crystal Portrait Intaglio Sol the Unconquered Sun

Code: 10252


£450.00
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This is a wonderful ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. It is finely cut on a clear rock crystal gemstone, with the portrait of Sol (the Unconquered Sun). Originally this gem would have been set into a gold signet ring, used as a personal signature for sealing letters and transactions. He has survived the millennia in excellent condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today. 

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Rock Crystal

SIZE: 11mm x 8mm x 3mm 

WEIGHT: 0.55 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris

Ancient Roman Rock Crystal Portrait Intaglio Sol the Unconquered Sun