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Ancient Roman silver intaglio ring of a military eagle

£395.00 Approx $543.33, €462.53

Code: 11463

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 military eagle with a victory wreath in its beak. The gemstone is tightly set in a rubbed over mount, intact, and as excavated. The shape of the finger ring can be classified as a Henig (2007) Type Xb. see WAW-963FA6 for comparison.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring


DATE: c. 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian

RING SIZE:   4 1/2  (US)     I 1/2   (UK)

SIZE: 21mm x 20mm x 12mm x 2mm (intaglio 11mm x 10mm) 

WEIGHT:  4.44 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection, Slovenia.