This is a nice ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It is simply cut with an image of a leaping faun, carrying a bunch of grapes and a pedum (shepherds crook). The gem has a natural striation in the stone, this is not a crack or repair). A good intaglio that can still be remounted in a ring and worn again today.
DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
SIZE: 14mm x 10mm x 2mm
WEIGHT: 0.54 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Old Rheinland-Pfalz collection, 1970-1999.
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