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