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Ancient Roman Chalcedony Intaglio of Eros / Cupid god of Love


Code: 10230

This is a delightful ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is nicely cut of a transparent chalcedony gemstone, with the bust of Eros. It is a fine Roman gem, of the type often copied by the Georgians during the 18th century (but this piece is certainly ancient). The gem would have originally been set into a gold or silver signet ring, used to seal and authenticate letters and transactions. Today this ancient gem has survived down to us in perfect condition, suitable for remounting or to add to your collection. 

OBJECT: Intaglio


DATE: C. 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Chalcedony

SIZE: 12mm x 10mm x 2mm 

WEIGHT: 0.35 grams

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