An Ancient Intaglio Fob: Commodus as a Lion

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This Roman intaglio Features Commodus as Hercules in lion form, wielding his signature club. Commodus was Emperor from 177ce to 192ce and fancied himself to be Hercules. He even went so far as to fight lions in the arena. Carved in carnelian and set in an 18k yellow gold bezel.

Agates were popular choices for carving into beads, seals and intaglios in the Roman Empire, as they are hard and hold their shape well. This amazing piece of history will look equally fabulous on a simple chain or added to a necklace stack.

I was fortunate to acquire a rare collection of Ancient Roman Empire intaglios, and have created a limited collection of rings and fob pendants featuring them. The fob pendants are held in bezels of recycled 18k yellow gold, with added rings so they will slide onto the chain or charm hook of your choosing. The 14k recycled gold ring designs are influenced by the ancient rings these intaglios would have originally been set in. Each piece from this collection is hand crafted from start to finish in our in house studio by one of our talented gold smiths.

This is a limited collection, each intaglio unique. They do have some wear to their surfaces as they are all over 1500 years old. Truly Ancient.

Details.....The pendant fob measures 16.8mm by 10.9mm.

Item #Q875