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Roman gold intaglio ring


Code: 11544

This is an ancient Roman gold finger ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with a red almandine garnet simply cut with an intaglio. This depicts a small figure of Priapos, standing on a column before an altar, in which a female figure is offering up a libation. The gem is simply cut and has a chip to the top right corner. The ring is intact and excavated.

OBJECT: Finger Ring


DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet

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

SIZE: 17mm x 17mm x 1mm (bezel 8mm x 8mm x 2mm) 

WEIGHT:  1.11 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a lady, Canterbury.