Finger ring with intaglio ringstone
The ‘intaglio’ stone in this ring shows a raven standing on an altar next to a ‘horn of plenty’ and a dolphin. The interpretation of these symbols is uncertain as they were all Roman symbols of prosperity, but they also represent various gods. Finger rings containing engraved ringstones could be used as a personal seal on documents, and also had amuletic properties.
- Accession Loan No.
- Collection Class
- Foreign archaeology
- Collector Excavator
- Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
- Common Name
- finger ring with intaglio ringstone
- Simple Name
- Period Classification
- Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD
- Production Year Low
- Production Year High