A terrific little collection of 5 choice Roman Intaglios, dating 2nd. century BC - 3rd. century AD.
List of seals:
- Itaglio with Minerva, Roman Republic style in brown garnet stone, 2nd.-1st. century BC
- Intaglio of irridiscent green glass with Sol, 3rd. century AD
- Intaglio of rock crystal with Saturn, late republic, 1st. cent. AD
- Intaglio of carnelian with Silenos, 1st. century BC. This intaglio a good example of artful ancient micro-engraving, good style!
- Intaglio in garnet of Apollo, c. 3rd. century AD
Size: Up to 11 mm. max.
Condition: Choice! One seal has some rim chips, not affecting the intaglio, the other superb condition.
Ex. German Private Collection, sold at Hirsch auction 2012.