Ancient Roman silver and sard intaglio ring of helmeted head of Mars

Ancient Roman silver and sard intaglio ring of helmeted head of Mars

Code: 11856

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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

CULTURE: Roman

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.