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Ancient Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An 18 karat gold ring with a deep blue glass intaglio set in an oval bezel. The gold setting is finely worked; note the wavy surround 'framing' the intaglio and the fine, stylized geometric engraving adorning the shank. While possible to see glimpses of the schematized imagery on the intaglio, it is difficult to decipher due to surface wear and encrustations. Total weight: 8.6 grams; Size: intaglio measures .5" L x .375" W (1.3 cm x 1 cm); opening measures .625" L x .5" W (1.6 cm x 1.3 cm)
Provenance: Ex-New Hampshire collection, most acquired prior to 1985
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