Seller: wear-the-past (2,024) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371785897569 ...............This is an ancient Roman carnelian intaglio of Venus, dating to the 1st century A.D. I have found a parallel in the Paul Getty Museum, #314; attributed to Venus adjusting her sandal, whilst leaning on an oar! I would never have guessed, but the type is mentioned by Henig, Roman Engraved Gemstones, no. 278, with literature; Sa'd Collection, nos. 227-228, with literature; Aquileia, nos. 266-267. This gem matches the type and cutting. It is in excellent condition, suitable for remounting or for type in your collection.OBJECT: IntaglioCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 1st century A.D.MATERIAL: CarnelianSIZE: 8mm x 6.85mm x 3.06mmWEIGHT: 0.2gThis 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.I am a fully qualified Archaeologist and small finds specialist. All items can be viewed in person on request at Grays, Mayfair in London. Please see my website for details. Condition: good excavated condition, see description, Type: Intaglio, Material: Carnelian, Colour: Pink / Orange, Culture: Roman, Date: c. 1st century A.D.