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2nd century A.D Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio of Hippocrates Doctor Physician

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller wear-the-past (2,631) 100%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372452654354 This is a very expressive ancient Roman portrait intaglio, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is finely cut with a portrait of Hippocrates, often referred to as the "Father of Medicine". The gem would date from the early to mid 2nd century, during the reign of Emperors Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius. It would have been set into a gold or silver signet ring, (likely used by a Doctor or Physician) to seal and authenticate letters and prescriptions. Today this ancient gem has survived down to us in perfect condition, suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today. OBJECT: IntaglioCULTURE: RomanDATE: c. 2nd century A.D.MATERIAL: CarnelianSIZE: 16mm x 13mm x 5mm WEIGHT: 1.99 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris.This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. Material: Carnelian, Provenance: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris

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