This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd - 4th century AD. The ring is set with the original sard intaglio with a simply cut helmeted head of Mars. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed over mount, all original and still secure.
OBJECT: Intaglio Ring
DATE: c. 3rd - 4th century AD
MATERIAL: Silver & Sard
RING SIZE: 7 (US) O (UK)
SIZE: 22.97mm x 21.17mm x 3.30mm x 11.30mm (intaglio 13.16mm x 9.44mm)
WEIGHT: 5.25 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, London.
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