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Ancient Roman Provincial Silver Intaglio Ring c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D. Size: 5

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,024) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371786947055 This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. The ring has tapering triangular shoulders and a narrowed D-sectioned band. The bezel is set with its original carnelian intaglio, cut with a device of a standing figure. The intaglio is mounted within a raised collet, with a rubbed over setting. It is a simple intaglio, of provincial workmanship (likely British or Germanic). Such a ring would have been worn to act as a private signature, for sealing letters or transactions. Today it has survived to us intact, though has slight nibbling to the bezel and a small chip to the side of the gem. The intaglio is a little loose, but still secured in the original setting. A nice excavated ancient Roman intaglio ring.OBJECT: Intaglio RingCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.MATERIAL: Silver & carnelianRING SIZE: 5 (US) J 1/2 (UK)SIZE: 22.04mm x 18.84mm x 7.75mm (intaglio 9.02mm x 6.83mm)WEIGHT: 2.6 gramsPROVENANCE: ex. private collection. Munich, Germany.This 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: excavated condition, original intaglio intact, Type: Rings, Material: silver, Colour: silver

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