Ancient Roman carnelian and silver intaglio ring. The carnelian intaglio is of an eagle holding a closed laurel wreath. This symbol is often used as a symbol of Rome’s military might. Ancient laurel wreath were horse shoe shaped and were given to victors in the Greek Olympic games. In Rome it was the symbol of military victory.
The ring is in very good and un-repaired condition, the stone is firm in it’s setting. All in original condition, ca 4th century A.D. Measurement of intaglio: 12 x 10 mm. Ring size:”M”+1/2 =US”6″+3/4 Weight:20 grams.