Seller: wear-the-past (2,024) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371799960265 This is an ancient Roman carnelian intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. It depicts an eagle devouring a hare, wings outstretched. This was a popular type of gem for an intaglio, symbolizing the power of Roman army (Aquileia being a symbol) triumphant over their enemies. It is a very detailed gem, for similar examples see de Ridder , de Clerq, no. 2878; Svornos, Karapanos, no. 528; Sena Chiesa, Aquileia, no. 1286; Fossing, Thorvaldsen, no. 1441; Righetti, Coll. Comunali, p. 53, no. 149; AGD 1, ii, Munchen, no. 904; AGD 1, iii, Munchen, no.2864. The intaglio would have originally been mounted into a gold or silver ring, used a seal letters and documents. The original owner most likely connected with the imperial army. it has survived in excellent condition, ideal to be remounted today into a gold signet ring.OBJECT: IntaglioCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.MATERIAL: CarnelianSIZE: 16.59mm x 12.11.mm x 3.92mmWEIGHT: 1.3 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: Excellent excavated condition, good clear image and a rare military subject, Type: Intaglio, Material: Carnelian, Colour: Orange, Culture: Roman, Date: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.