Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a Artemis of Ephesus

Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a Artemis of Ephesus

Code: 11554

£270.00
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This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original layered sardonyx intaglio depicting a standing figure, to be identified as that of Artemis of Ephesus. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed overmount, although some slight loss of the rim it is still solid, but the lower half of the hoop is distorted and has a stress crack. The ring is solid and wearable with care. 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian

RING SIZE:   4 3/4  (US)     J 1/4   (UK)

SIZE: 24mm x 22mm x 3mm x 11mm (intaglio 12mm x 10mm) 

WEIGHT:  6.08 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London.