Roman Carnelian Gryllus Intaglio Set in Gold Ring circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D
A large carnelian intaglio showing a bust of Minerva in which are incorporated four heads of Silenus. In front of the face of Minerva there is inscribed in Latin letters'A-RESL' probably representing the owner's name. Mounted in the gold ring which dates from the 12th-13th century A.D. the style of the ring suggest eastern Mediterranean. The ring has two filigreed triangles panels on each shoulder of the shank. Very Fine condition. Size: USA 8 , Europe 17 . Weight: 12.50 grams.
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