Roman Garnet Intaglio Ring

£ 2,250.00

A finely modelled Ancient Roman gold finger ring, featuring a D-shaped hoop and an oval bezel, set with a garnet cabochon stone. The bezel is engraved with the depiction of a female figure, likely the Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherhood, Ceres. UK ring size F. Weight: 3.1 g.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Extremely fine. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.
Product Code: RES-82
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Intaglio rings were a popular style of jewellery in Ancient Rome and have been uncovered across the full geographic extent of the former Roman Empire. The nature of their individual production meant that designs and details show a wide variety, though there are common themes, such as certain gods, which were especially popular, of which Ceres was one, due to her relevance to good fortune in daily affairs.

To discover more about Intaglios, please visit our relevant blog post: Intaglios: Miniature Masterpices.

Dimensions W 1.5 cm


Semi-Precious Stone


Roman Mythology



Southern Europe

Reference: For a similar item, National Museums Scotland, museum reference X.FR 489.

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