A Roman Onyx Intaglio And Yellow Gold RingA Roman Onyx Intaglio And Yellow Gold RingA Roman Onyx Intaglio And Yellow Gold Ring

A Roman Onyx Intaglio And Yellow Gold Ring

A Roman onyx intaglio and yellow gold ring, the oval- shaped onyx measuring approximately 11 x 8.5 mm, depicting Dionysus leaning on a column and holding a kantharos, carved in 1st-2nd century AD, rub-over set in later yellow gold mount, testing as 20ct gold, circa 1830, finger size K ½, gross weight 11.6 grams, ARV.

Dionysus is the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, fertility, festivity and theatre, in the ancient Greek religion. He is also known as Bacchus or by his Roman name Liber.

No. 33846M

£5,950.00