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Roman Gold & Carnelian Intaglio Ring w/ Centaur - 7 g

$1,495.00
Late Roman to Byzantine, ca. 4th to 8th century CE. A beautiful ancient ring with a setting comprised of 90% gold (equivalent to 20K+) and a round carnelian intaglio depicting a centaur, the stone of marvelous vermilion hues! The setting features a high, ridged bezel of a floral design and an attractive knife-edge shank. Size: intaglio measures .375" in diameter (1 cm); opening measures .875" in diameter (2.2 cm); US ring size 7; gold quality: 90% gold (equivalent to 20K+); total weight: 7 grams.

Condition: Slight surface wear to the gold setting commensurate with age. Slight surface scratches to intaglio, but otherwise very good. Some surface deposits on gold setting and intaglio.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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