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A Roman Sardonyx Intaglio Depicting Mercury

£4,750.00

Reference No. 33582M

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A Roman Sardonyx Intaglio Depicting Mercury

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A Roman sardonyx intaglio depicting Mercury, the figure standing with caduceus and purse, circa 2nd century AD, mounted in a gold ring, hallmarked London 18ct gold, made by Bentley & Skinner, the head measuring 1.3 x 1cm, finger size L, gross weight 6.6 grams.

A handsome and historic A Roman sardonyx intaglio depicting Mercury, the figure standing with caduceus and purse originating from circa 2nd century AD. This charming has been mounted in a gold ring has been made by Bentley & Skinner. Mercury was the Roman god of commerce and often served as a mediator between the gods and mortals, his winged feet giving him the advantage of speed, and so was the patron of circulation in general. Archaeological evidence at Pompeii indicates that Mercury was among the most popular of Roman gods. He features on two early bronze coins of the Roman Republic.

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A Roman sardonyx intaglio depicting Mercury, the figure standing with caduceus and purse, circa 2nd century AD, mounted in a gold ring, hallmarked London 18ct gold, made by Bentley & Skinner, the head measuring 1.3 x 1cm, finger size L, ...

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