2nd to 3rd Century AD. A Biconvex Sardonyx Roman Intaglio depicting a Seated figure of Zeus holding Sceptre and Eagle - Roadshow Collectibles

2nd/3rd Cent AD Roman Intaglio of a Figure Holding a Sceptre and Eagle

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2nd to 3rd Century AD. A Biconvex Sardonyx Roman Intaglio depicting a Seated figure of Zeus holding Sceptre and Eagle.

Private collection London, UK, acquired Bonhams, May 2012, Sale 20164, Lot 286, ex Swift collection before 1970.

A carved intaglio ring was once worn by every powerful businessman in the Roman empire, so he might authenticate documents by stamping it into a hot wax seal. In our digital age, they are prized as talismans, and prices can be surprisingly accessible.

Item Code - GLA2D434TA

Width: 3/8"  Length: 1/2" 

Weight: 1 gram


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