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Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a red squirrel


Code: 11020

This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio depicting a sitting red squirrel. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed over mount, although has some wear it is still in good condition. A red squirrel is a nice subject for an intaglio and one I haven't come across before! 

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring


DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian

RING SIZE:   6 3/4  (US)     N 1/2   (UK)

SIZE: 19mm x 21mm x 9mm x 3mm (intaglio 10mm x 7mm) 

WEIGHT:  4.94 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection, Vienna (Austria).