Finger ring with intaglio ringstone

Description
This Roman finger ring with ringstone could be used as a personal seal on documents, and was also a magic amulet to ward off the evil eye. The image shows a large human face wearing a cap, with bird legs, feet and tail. Emerging from the tail is a horse’s head on a serpent’s neck. Standing on the tail is a small animal holding reigns.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/392
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
finger ring with intaglio ringstone
Simple Name
ringstone
Full Name
intaglio ringstone depicting a composite figure
Dimensions
length 22 mm; W 20 mm; TH 6 mm
Cultural Group
Roman
Period Classification
Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD
Production Year Low
100
Production Year High
300
Family Group

Material
jasper; gilded copper alloy (brass or bronze)
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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