Intaglio gem set in gold finger-ring, lion (Leo) attacking an animal, scorpion (Scorpio) above

Details

  • Title

    Intaglio gem set in gold finger-ring, lion (Leo) attacking an animal, scorpion (Scorpio) above

  • Associated place

    The Roman World (place of creation)
  • Date

    3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)
  • Material and technique

    chalcedony, gold

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    2.18 cm (length)
    2.73 cm (width)
    0.8 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Revd. G.J.Chester, 1892.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1892.1539

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Further reading

Martin Henig, and MacGregor, A., Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger-Rings in the Ashmolean Museum, ii: Roman, British Achaeological Reports, International Series, 1332: Studies in Gems and Jewellery, 3 (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2005), 12.6, 119

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