Roman Intaglio

The use of engraved gems in terms of jewelery was an ancient tradition in the classical world.

An engraved gem is known as an intaglio.

This means that the image was sunken and incised into the stone.

If the stone was to be used as a seal then it would leave a raised impression on the wax or of the seal.

Intaglios were usually made from semi - precious stone such as carnelian, jasper and chalcedony.

Sometimes cheaper imitations were made from glass and although not the real deal, they were often very detailed and many examples of these types have been found at Roman archaeological sites.

ALL items listed on this page are AUTHENTIC ancient Roman pieces.

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Roman Intaglio - Carausius and Allectus - Brown Stone - 3rd. Century A.D.

Authentic Ancient Roman Intaglio - Carausius and Allectus - Brown Stone - 3rd. Century A.D.

This is a STUNNING authentic Roman intaglio made out of brown stone.

It depicts the jugate busts of Roman usurpers Carausius and Allectus and consequently can be dated to have been made between 286 and 293 A.D. thus making it some 1750 years old!

It is in STUNNING, original condition and was unearthed at a dig site in the ancient Roman province of Moesia which roughly corresponds to parts of Serbia and Bulgaria in the Balkan region, Eastern Europe, an area where the Romans often went to war to subdue the East Celts.

Holding this artifact in one's hands, one can almost feel the power, glory and might of the Roman Empire!

Everybody can go to the shopping mall and simply pick a new piece of jewelry out of enormous stocks of freshly made items but how many of you have ever given (or gotten!) a present to a near or dear one with such history embedded into it, such character, the patina of 1750 years battling the elements and so unique that there is truly only ONE of it in the world?

Imagine that 1750 years ago, a Roman citizen had this intaglio commissioned to be set in a ring of his choice...

Wouldn't it be great if some 1750 years later, this process would be repeated and you would commission you local goldsmith to make you a ring featuring this 1750 years old artifact?

We qualify this intaglio as original, unrestored in near mint condition.

It measures 18.47 x 21.91 mm and weighs 3.54 grams.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is NOT a copy of any kind. This is an authentic 1750 year old piece!

Only 1 available of course.

FREE packing, handling & shipping to ANY destination in the world !!

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Roman Intaglio - Woman's Bust - Chalcedony - 3rd. Century A.D.

Authentic Ancient Roman Intaglio - Woman's Bust - Chalcedony - 3rd. Century A.D..

This is a STUNNING authentic Roman intaglio made out of chalcedony stone.

This intaglio has been dated to the third century A.D. thus making it 1700 years old!

It shows a noble woman facing left.

It is in EXCELLENT, original condition and was unearthed at a dig site in the ancient Roman province of Moesia which roughly corresponds to parts of Serbia and Bulgaria in the Balkan region, Eastern Europe, an area where the Romans often went to war to subdue the East Celts.

Although the surface has a little dulled over the centuries and has a couple of small chips but still shows good calcite details to the engraving.

The detail is wonderful as seen on the inprint.

Stunning stone tones to the red and purple stone.

Would have been made to be set in a silver / gold ring as a seal ring item for wax sealing.

It was common to show emperors, generals and animals.

This Intaglio could be set in a silver or gold ring.

Holding this artifact in one's hands, one can almost feel the power, glory and might of the Roman Empire!

Everybody can go to the shopping mall and simply pick a new piece of jewelry out of enormous stocks of freshly made items but how many of you have ever given (or gotten!) a present to a near or dear one with such history embedded into it, such character, the patina of 1700 years battling the elements and so unique that there is truly only ONE of it in the world?

Imagine that 1700 years ago, a Roman citizen had this intaglio commissioned to be set in a ring of his choice...

Wouldn't it be great if some 1700 years later, this process would be repeated and you would commission you local goldsmith to make you a ring featuring this 1700 years old artifact?

We qualify this intaglio as original, unrestored in excellent condition.

It weighs 1.39 grams.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is NOT a copy of any kind. This is an authentic 1700 year old piece!

Only 1 available of course.

FREE packing, handling & shipping to ANY destination in the world !!

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Roman Intaglio - Emperor Gallienus - Carnelian - 3rd. Century A.D.

Authentic Ancient Roman Intaglio - Emperor Gallienus - Carnelian - 3rd. Century A.D.

This is a STUNNING authentic Roman intaglio made out of carnelian stone.

It depicts Emperor Gallienus and consequently can be dated to have been made between 253 and 268 A.D. thus making it at least 1750 years old!

It shows Gallienus facing right showing his laureate beard.

It is in STUNNING, original condition and was unearthed at a dig site in the ancient Roman province of Moesia which roughly corresponds to parts of Serbia and Bulgaria in the Balkan region, Eastern Europe, an area where the Romans often went to war to subdue the East Celts.

Holding this artifact in one's hands, one can almost feel the power, glory and might of the Roman Empire!

Everybody can go to the shopping mall and simply pick a new piece of jewelry out of enormous stocks of freshly made items but how many of you have ever given (or gotten!) a present to a near or dear one with such history embedded into it, such character, the patina of 1750 years battling the elements and so unique that there is truly only ONE of it in the world?

Imagine that 1750 years ago, a Roman citizen had this intaglio commissioned to be set in a ring of his choice...

Wouldn't it be great if some 1750 years later, this process would be repeated and you would commission you local goldsmith to make you a ring featuring this 1750 years old artifact?

We qualify this intaglio as original, unrestored in near mint condition.

It measures 14.62 x 20.38 mm and weighs 3.23 grams.

A short biography on Gallienus can be found HERE.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is NOT a copy of any kind. This is an authentic 1750 year old piece!

Only 1 available of course.

FREE packing, handling & shipping to ANY destination in the world !!

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Roman Intaglio - Man with beard - Carnelian - 1st. - 3rd. Century A.D.

Authentic Ancient Roman Intaglio - Man with beard - Carnelian - 1st. - 3rd. Century A.D.

This is a STUNNING authentic Roman intaglio made out of carnelian stone.

This intaglio has been dated to the first - third century A.D. thus making it at least 1700 years old!

It shows a bearded male facing left with his hair draped back.

It is in STUNNING, original condition and was unearthed at a dig site in the ancient Roman province of Moesia which roughly corresponds to parts of Serbia and Bulgaria in the Balkan region, Eastern Europe, an area where the Romans often went to war to subdue the East Celts.

Holding this artifact in one's hands, one can almost feel the power, glory and might of the Roman Empire!

Everybody can go to the shopping mall and simply pick a new piece of jewelry out of enormous stocks of freshly made items but how many of you have ever given (or gotten!) a present to a near or dear one with such history embedded into it, such character, the patina of 1700 years battling the elements and so unique that there is truly only ONE of it in the world?

Imagine that 1700 years ago, a Roman citizen had this intaglio commissioned to be set in a ring of his choice...

Wouldn't it be great if some 1700 years later, this process would be repeated and you would commission you local goldsmith to make you a ring featuring this 1700 years old artifact?

We qualify this intaglio as original, unrestored in near mint condition.

It measures 14.32 x 19.03 mm and weighs around 1.67 grams.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is NOT a copy of any kind. This is an authentic 1700 year old piece!

Only 1 available of course.

FREE packing, handling & shipping to ANY destination in the world !!