Intaglio ringstone

Description
The image on this ‘intaglio’ ringstone shows a bearded god, possibly the Greek god Zeus or Poseidon. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/715
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
intaglio ringstone
Simple Name
ringstone
Full Name
intaglio ringstone depicting bust of ?Zeus or ?Poseidon
Dimensions
W 9 mm; length 13 mm
Period Classification
Roman Republican - 509-31 BC
Family Group

Material
carnelian
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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