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1st century A.D., 2nd century A.D.
Diam (inside of ring) : 1.4 cm
Gem, Seal & Intaglio, Jewelry
Corroded silver. Intaglio in very good state of preservation.
This perfectly cylindrical seal was carved from a pebble of pink limestone. It is pierced by a hole, which allowed its owner to suspend it from a string and to wear it.
Carved from a small yellowish beige pebble irregularly speckled with red, this seal is a small cylinder with a smooth and well-polished surface.
This circular seal, slightly larger than the average size, shows a perfectly symmetrical internal decoration composed of circles arranged around a central cross.
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