A roman nicolo intaglio set in an etruscan gold ring. Bull.
intaglio: 1st-2nd century A.D.; ring: 4th-3rd century B.C.
intaglio : 9 x 12 mm
ring diam : 15 x 12 mm
This specimen is an interesting testimony of glyptic reuse. The gold-foil hollow ring is an Etruscan production; the nicolo intaglio is a roman imperial production (a similar case is attested, with the same type of stone, London, British Museum, FR 298). Intact.
Parallel: Aa.Vv., L'Oro degli Etruschi, M. Cristofani and M. Martelli, p. 300 n. 190.
U.K. private collection