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Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio of Victory & Trophy of Arms


Code: 10220

This is a fabulous ancient Roman intaglio, dating to c. 50 B.C. - 50 A.D. It is nicely cut on a fiery orange carnelian gemstone, with an image of the goddess Victory standing beside a trophy or arms. Such as gem would have been set into a gold or silver military signet ring, used to seal and authenticate letters and dispatches. Today this ancient gem has survived down to us in perfect condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today. 

OBJECT: Intaglio


DATE: c. 50 B.C. - 50 A.D.

MATERIAL: Carnelian

SIZE: 11mm x 10mm x 1.4mm 

WEIGHT: 0.32 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris.