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    Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of River God

    Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of River God

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    About this item

    This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century AD. It is set with its original carnelian intaglio, cut with a representation of a River God sinking a galley. The body of the ring is decorated with volutes This example has survived in excellent wearable condition, being recovered from the silts of the Danube river in Germany. The intaglio would have acted as a private signature, to authenticate letters and transactions. 

    OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

    CULTURE: Roman

    DATE: c. 3rd century AD

    MATERIAL: Silver & carnelian gemstone

    RING SIZE: 7 3/4  (US)   P 1/2 (UK)

    SIZE: 22mm x 23mm x 19mm x 4mm (ntaglio 14mm x 12mm)

    WEIGHT: 5.8 grams

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Luxembourg.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12213 (AB-123930)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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