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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Signet Ring

3rd century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Gold signet ring, the rectangular bezel set with a layered agate (etched carnelian) cut with letters (indecipherable) in relief


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Gold with an engraved layered agate (etched carnelian)
Brief description
Gold signet ring, the rectangular bezel set with a layered agate (etched carnelian) cut with letters (indecipherable) in relief, Roman, 3rd century
Physical description
Gold signet ring, the rectangular bezel set with a layered agate (etched carnelian) cut with letters (indecipherable) in relief
Dimensions
  • Height: 1.7cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 0.6cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
letters (indecipherable) in relief
Object history
Ex Waterton Collection.



The stone in this ring is artifically coloured - a white upper layer has been created on the cornelian by etching the surface with an alkali compound which has been carved into to create a relief inscription.
Production
Roman
Collection
Accession number
485-1871

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Record createdMarch 20, 2006
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