Soldier with Dacian Draco Standard Onyx Intaglio Ring
- $ 845.00
- $ 845.00
- Unit Price
Fantastic onyx intaglio of a Roman soldier wearing the Dacian Draco ensign upon his helmet. The carved tabular stone sits in a heavy 14k yellow gold ring, with a smooth bezel, sculpted shoulders, and a wide band. This ring has a lovely bloom, that attractive patina found on old gold. Bold in size, this noble fellow makes a powerful impression. Circa 1920.
The Dacian Draco was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people. The Dacian Draco was a wind instrument in the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The Draco was held above the head of a soldier, where it filled with air and made a shrill sound. Scholars believe that the Draco was adopted by the Roman army following their conquest of the Dacians after 106 CE.
Details... Currently a size 7.5. This ring may be sized up or down two sizes free of charge. Please contact us if you need this ring sized more than two sizes, it may be possible and will have a small fee. The top of the ring measures 17mm by 24mm and the band is 3.6mm wide. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it a part of their charm.