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Roman Silver & Gold Intaglio Ring of Venus


Code: 10168

This is a nice ancient Roman silver and gold intaglio ring, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, cut with a depiction of the goddess Venus. The pose is a classic, showing Venus in the process of undress. The gem is mounted with a gold bezel, tightly rubbed. It is a good looking ancient ring, suitable to be worn again today.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring


DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver, gold, and carnelian 

RING SIZE:  6 1/2  (US)     N (UK)

SIZE: 22mm x 23mm x 3mm (bezel 11mm x 9mm x 5mm)

WEIGHT: 5.84 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Property of a Private collector, Chicago. Originally found in France