Roman Ring, 18 K Gold, Green Stone Intaglio, 1st Century

I always buy Roman pieces when I can, and amazingly, they are far cheaper than Georgian ones. Many of these pieces are sort of clunky, rough, and not particularly pretty, but this one is beautiful, I think, and very wearable. We have an intaglio of a face, carved in some sort of green stone. I do not know what this beautiful green stone is; I would guess agate (malachite), but I have been told it is rare to find these rings in a hardstone, so it may well be glass. It is set in 18 carat gold, and it dates to the 1st century. It is in amazing condition for that age. It must have been lost with very little wear. Of all the Roman pieces I've had, I do believe this one is my favorite. I love the color of the stone. The ring is a size 6 and 1/4, and it weighs 2.59 grams. The intaglio itself measures 1/2 inch East to West, and 3/8 of an inch North to South. Here is a chance to get a really nice, wearable piece of history.

Item ID: 2401

Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold and green, Size: 6 and 1/4

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$1,550 USD SOLD

Robbins' Roost Antiques

Barbara Robbins, Nashville, TN   

Antique English smalls of quality

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Specializing in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, English smalls, including leather bound books, silver etc.

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