Roman Jasper Gem Intaglio with Male Head & inscription for a Ring (ca 2nd c. AD)

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller charmonas (778) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174207144961 2nd century A.D. Ancient Roman Jasper Gem Intaglio Antonine Male Head for a RingThis is a wonderful ancient Roman portrait intaglio, dating to the ca 2nd century A.D. It is finely cut with a recognizable head of a man to left (likely the original owner) with Antonine features, with inscription in either side XEM-MIN.The gem would date possibly 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, used to seal and authenticate letters and transaction. 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: JasperSIZE: 13mmWEIGHT: 0.85 grams This intaglio is unconditionally guaranteed to be an ancient original example and to date from the period described. PROVENANCE: Property of a Bristol collector; formerly part of his father's collection formed between 1960-late 1970s.; thence by descent and purchased from Timeline Auctions, London. Very Fine plus condition. Uncleaned with excellent natural patina. A 100% genuine rare piece, acquired in a European Auction. PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY, AFTER 3-5 DAYS THE AUCTION HAS ENDED, OTHERWISE THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED.SHIPPING AFTER PAYMENT CLEARING BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH TRACKING NO.MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM.PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: Very Fine plus, exactly as in pictures. Uncleaned, with nice natural patina. A 100% genuine piece., Material: Jasper gem

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