The dark garnet intaglio engraved with a figure, most probably Mercury, holding a caduceus and wearing a tapered helmet, set in a heavy ring of 22K+ gold, the wide round bezel and shank creating a very attractive backdrop for the curved intaglio.
Spier, Jeffrey 'Ancient Gems and Finger Rings', J. Paul Getty Museum, 200 pages (1993), p. 126, no. 335
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: US ring size 3
Provenance:Madame Frances Artuner Collection, Belgium, formed during the 1960s thence by descent to her daughter in the US
We make every effort to ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. Packing, shipping and insurance are included and packages are shipped using USPS Priority Mail or FedEx ground unless otherwise requested.
Within the Continental USA, all items are shipped FREE via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx unless otherwise requested. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to seven business days.
Overseas Shipping & Deliveries: We charge a small flat rate for all international shipments. This flat rate includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements. Overseas shipments are sent using USPS Priority Mail or FedEx unless other arrangements have been made. For faster delivery, courier shipping can be arranged, using your existing account, or ours. Please contact us for a quote. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes.