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Signet ring

Signet ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe

  • Date:

    2nd century-3rd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with a garnet intaglio

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.36-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold signet ring, the swelling hoop set with a garnet intaglio of a crowned female head, with faceted shoulders

Place of Origin

Europe

Date

2nd century-3rd century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold set with a garnet intaglio

Dimensions

Height: 1.9 cm, Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Descriptive line

Gold signet ring, the swelling hoop set with a garnet intaglio of a crowned female head, with faceted shoulders, Greco-Roman, 2nd or 3rd century

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

Scarisbrick, Diana, and Gerald Taylor, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day, London: Lund Humphries, 1978.

Production Note

Greco-Roman

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses); Intaglios; Busts; Women

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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