This is a charming ancient Roman bronze intaglio ring, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The ring is set with the original carnelian intaglio, depicting a mouse. The bronze ring is of good hoard metal, being part of a cache of rings from a jeweller (discovered in Europe). A similar jewellers hoard was discovered in Senttisham in Norfolk. The gems appear to be related and the working stock of a jeweller. This ring is in excellent condition and has a nice chocolate brown patina. A wonderful ring for the collector.

OBJECT: Intaglio Ring

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Bronze & Carnelian

RING SIZE: 4 1/2 (US) I 1/2 (UK)

SIZE: 17.60mm x 19.33mm x 3.13mm (bezel 12.64mm x 8.49mm x 3.09mm)

WEIGHT: 2.26 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. German Private Collection

Price: £130

Item code: (#AE00XVANT1178)

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This is the collection of rings from the jewellers hoard, most are cut with provincial style and are of various sizes for customers to pick!