An Ancient Intaglio Fob Mercury
- $ 895.00
- $ 895.00
- Unit Price
This wonderful Roman Intaglio is of the God Mercury, the God of communication and commerce. Carved in Carnelian and set in 18k yellow gold. I have included an impression in one of the pictures to better see the carving details.
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 from an estate and have designed and created a small limited collection of rings and fob pendants using them as the focal point. The fob pendants are held in bezels of recycled 18k yellow gold and suspended from rings so that they will slide onto the chain or charm hook of your choosing. The ring designs are influenced by the ancient ring settings these intaglios would have originally been in, and are crafted in recycled 14k yellow gold. 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 intaglio in its bezel measures 16.8mm x 10.7mm.
Item number q873.