An Ancient Intaglio Fob Commodus as a Lion

Gem Set Love

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This Roman intaglio Features Commodus as Hercules in lion form with the club associated with him. 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 18k yellow gold.

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 10.9mm.

Item number q875.

Layaway available, contact us for details.