Victorian Era Ancient Roman Lion & Bestarii Intaglio Signet Ring in 18k Gold
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An antique signet ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold and set with an intaglio-carved jasper stone, which depicts a battle between a lion and a Roman Bestarii. This fight scene was carved into the jasper tablet with a deep, vigorous character. The intaglio is held in a smooth, low-profile bezel, and the ring's shoulders are minimally decorated with a charming crescent-shaped detail. This ring's shank is fully round. The intaglio carving dates to the 2nd or 3rd century. The setting reflects earlier tastes, but dates to the Victorian era.
US 6 3/4. This ring can be re-sized.
Ring face measures approx 17.5 mm x 13 mm; ring measures approx 4.25 mm at the shoulder; shank measures approx 1.75 mm; rise is low at approx 3.25 mm.