THIS IS A RARE FIND…fresh from an estate of a TV Personality that traveled the world collecting some of the finest and interesting pieces and this is NO exception…
MIDDLE EASTERN Finely etched Silver & Carnelian SEAL Ring
Size 5 to 5.5
Middle Eastern Seal carved in genuine Carnelian Stone with intricate hand-etched design
These rings were used as personal SEALS on documents. It would be tapped on an ink pad and then stamped down on the document. Usually made from some type of natural stone and set in old Silver or Gold.
They were a sign of status. The finer the ring, the higher in status. I cannot tell you what this ring says as I cannot decipher the script.
This particular ring has beautifully smooth lines and finely detailed etchings that are even along the outside of the shank, which would indicate the person who originally wore this ring was someone of importance.
Difficult to measure size with my ring sizer due to the enormous head and the design of the shank, but it is approximately size 5 to 5.5
Weighs 31.3 grams
Head of Ring measures 1.5” at bottom and narrows towards the top to 1” (almost like a pyramid)
Vtg Antique MIDDLE EASTERN Carnelian Seal Stamp Silver RING Sz 5.5