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Ancient Roman Carnelian Paste Intaglio of Faustulus Romulus & Remus Gold Ring

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Seller: wear-the-past (1,930) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371799834738 This is an ancient Roman carnelian paste intaglio, depicting Faustulus coming across Romulus and Remus (being suckled by the she-wolf). Roman paste intaglios were popular from the 2nd century B.C. throughout the 1st and 2nd century A.D. They were usually cast in molds from original gems, especially antique and Greek versions. This intaglio is cast with a light orange glass, imitation of a carnelian gem. It would have once seen set into a gold or silver finger ring, to be used as a private signature in sealing letters. The intaglio has been later reset into a gold finger ring, to enable this ancient piece of functional art to be worn again today.OBJECT: IntaglioCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 1st century A.D.MATERIAL: 9k gold and glassRING SIZE: 6 1/2 (US) N (UK)SIZE: 20.09mm x 18.33mm x2.74mm (bezel 16.07mm x 11.13mm x 2.66mm)WEIGHT: 2.3 gramsThis item is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. We accept returns if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Condition: Ancient glass paste in excellent condition, later remounted into a 9k gold finger ring., Type: Intaglio Ring, Material: Gold, Colour: Gold, Culture: Roman , Date: c. 1st century A.D. (Ring 19th century)

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