Seller: wear-the-past (2,026) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371786094393 This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The carnelian intaglio is simply cut with a pair of clasped hands known as a 'dextrarum iunctio' right hands joining. This is a timeless symbol of trust, loyalty and friendship - used also in the marriage ceremony. Such an intaglio ring would have been used to seal letters and authenticate transactions, likely by a merchant or trader. The ring has survived in good excavated condition, still suitable to be worn and used again today.OBJECT: Intaglio RingCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 3rd century A.D.MATERIAL: Silver & Carnelian RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4(UK)SIZE: 18.92mm x 19.13mm x 6.47mm (intaglio 9.35mm x 7.99mm)WEIGHT: 2.9 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.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: Ring, Material: Silver, Colour: Silver, Culture: Roman, Date: c. 3rd century A.D.