Seller: wear-the-past (2,024) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371786773617 This is charming ancient Roman gemstone intaglio, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is cut on a mottled carnelian gem, with a portrait of Apollo wearing a laurel wreath. Such a gem would have once acted as a private signature, mounted into a silver or gold finger ring. Today this ancient gem has survived intact, except for an ancient crack running through the stone, this is quite stable and is a common feature on ancient gems of this age. It would be suitable for remounting into a gold finger ring.OBJECT: IntaglioCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 2nd century A.D.MATERIAL: Mottled carnelian agate gemstoneSIZE: intaglio 9.2mm x 3.7mmWEIGHT: 0.5gThis 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, ancient internal rack see description, Type: Intaglio, Material: Carnelian, Colour: Firey Orange, Culture: Roman, Date: c. 2nd century A.D.