Roman gems, both intaglios and cameos, were worn in rings, brooches and pendants, where they would have served as amulets.
Very fine agate stone intaglio of profile head. Material: Agate Period: c. 200 -300 AD Size: 1,5 x 1,2 cm Condition: Very fine Provenance: Belgium collection
A Roman silver ring with with carinated hoop and shoulders formed as opposed dolphins supporting a discoid plaque in their mouths. The bezel with gold edge set with a carnelian intaglio carved with a dolphin. Size: 2,3 x 2,2 cm / 1,6 cm diameter inside Material: Silver, gold, carnelian Period: c. 300 - 400 AD Provenance: Belgium collection
Roman niccolo agate intaglio engraved with standing figure. Size: 1,4 cm Period: c. 200 AD Condition: Very Good Provenance: Collection Max Kopp, Zürich (1891–1984)