Selection of Roman Intaglios

£ 225.00

A beautiful selection of Ancient Roman intaglios from carved agate and carnelian.

NB: The price is per individual item.

Date: Circa 1st Century BC - 3rd Century AD
Condition: All items are very fine. Item A has a small chip to the edge of the front bezel. Item B has chipping to the edge of the back bezel, and scratching to the surface of the front bezel.
£ 225.00
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Product Code: RES-48
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The Ancient Romans enjoyed wearing elaborate jewellery, often enriched with engraved semi precious stone, such as these ones. Ancient Roman jewellery was an essential public display of wealth. Roman jewellery at first followed the trends set by the Etruscans. As the power and spread of the Roman Empire grew however, jewellery designs and materials became even more elaborate both to incorporate different cultural styles from Greece, Egypt, North Africa and the Orient. This reflected Rome’s prosperity as a dominant and conquering city.

To discover more about jewellery in the Ancient World, please visit our relevant post: Jewellery in Antiquity

Dimensions cm
Choice of Item

A, B

Semi-Precious Stone

Carnelian

Stone

Agate

Region

Southern Europe

Roman Mythology

Aesculapius, Jupiter

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