Ancient Roman Hippocampus intaglio ring, circa 150-250 AD.


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Ancient Roman Hippocampus intaglio ring, circa 150-250 AD.

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Ancient Roman Hippocampus intaglio ring. Set with an oval nicolo onyx intaglio depicting a hippocampus facing left, in a closed back roman-set setting, flanked by broad integrated shoulders and flowing through to a solid flat shank. Tested yellow gold, circa 150-250 AD.

This ring is in fine condition with an attractive patina.
This ring has been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database Ref: ESS-D93749 and has been disclaimed as Treasure.

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A hippocampus is a sea monster, a mix of horse ('hippo' in Greek) in the front and fish ('campos' in Greek) in the back. In Greek mythology the hippocampus appears as the draught animal or mount for various sea gods, including Neptune.

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Ancient Roman Hippocampus intaglio ring, circa 150-250 AD.
Ancient Roman Hippocampus intaglio ring. Set with an oval nicolo onyx intaglio depicting a hippocampus facing left, in a closed back roman-set setting, flanked by broad integrated shoulders and flowing through to a solid flat shank. Tested yellow gold, circa 150-250 AD. This ring is in fine condition with an attractive patina.
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