Seller: wear-the-past (2,135) 99.7%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371797189565 This is a charming Merovingian gold intaglio ring, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. The gold ring has granulation to the shoulders, with the band of the ring displaying rolled grooves, typical of that found on migration period jewellery. The intaglio likely a Roman piece from the 3rd century, with most intaglios in migration signets would have been later reset. During this period the art of gem engraving was lost, most gems were reused pieces from earlier periods, even until the medieval and renaissance. The intaglio depicts what appears to be a traveler, with a stick or cane, it is possibly a representation of Mercury or Eros stringing his bow?OBJECT: Gold Intaglio RingCULTURE: Migration / MerovingianDATE: c. 6th - 7th century A.D. - intaglio c. 3rd centuryMATERIAL: Gold 24K gem carnelian RING SIZE: 5 3/4 (US) L 1/4 (UK)SIZE: 19.15mm x 18.57mm x 1.38mm (bezel 10.11mm x 8.12mm x 3.14mm)WEIGHT: 1.9gThis 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: intact & wearable, excavated condition, Type: Intaglio Ring, Material: Gold, Colour: Red, Culture: Roman & Merovingian, Date: c. 6th - 7th century A.D.