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Ancient Roman Sardonyx intaglio gemstone of Asclepius

£495.00 Approx $612.62, €574.91

Code: 12318

This is an ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It is cut with a standing male figure holding a staff entwined with a serpent. This figure represents Asclepius, the god of medicine, healing, rejuvenation and physicians. The gem would have originally been set into a gold or silver signet ring to seal and authenticate documents and letters. It is a wonderful gem in excellent condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today.

OBJECT: Intaglio


DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Sardonyx

SIZE: 14mm x 12mm x 4mm 

WEIGHT: 1.3 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private Collection in Ontario, Canada