A group of three Roman intaglios and an Islamic intaglio
Lot 195
Three Roman intaglios and an Islamic banded agate intaglio, 4
Sold for £1,020 (US$ 1,714) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three Roman intaglios
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Including two banded agate intaglios, one showing the profile bust of a youth wearing a wreath, finger size 'P', 10mm length of intaglio; the other engraved with the profile head of a silenus, set in modern gold rings, finger size 'N', 14mm length of intaglio; a gold and carnelian intaglio ring, the oval stone with Mercury leaning on a column, holding the caduceus and a bird, finger size 'P', 11mm length of the intaglio; and an Islamic banded agate intaglio, the oval bevelled stone engraved with two lines of nasta'liq script, set in modern gold ring, dated A.M. [1]282/A.D. 1865-66, finger size 'G', 13mm length of intaglio (4)

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  • Provenance:
    English private collection. Inherited by the present owner in the 1980s.
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