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Signet ring

Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe

  • Date:

    2nd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved iron

  • Museum number:

    489-1871

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Iron signet ring, the oval bezel engraved with a bust of Serapis above a griffin

Place of Origin

Europe

Date

2nd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved iron

Dimensions

Height: 1.7 cm, Width: 2.6 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Object history note

ex Waterton Collection

Descriptive line

Iron signet ring, the oval bezel engraved with a bust of Serapis above a griffin, Greco-Roman, 2nd century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Waterton, Edmund 'Dactyliotheca Watertoniana: a descriptive catalogue of the finger-rings in the collection of Mrs Waterton', p.64 no.1

Production Note

Greco-Roman

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Intaglios

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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