A high carat gold carved cornelian intaglio ring,
possibly Roman 1st-3rd century, with a rectangular cushion cut cornelian intaglio depicting a standing soldier, possibly military holding Victory, Roman set in a landscape position. A flat back setting with two row tapered shoulders to a two row shank. Head 2.70mm wide, 5.97g.
Finger size M approximately
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Sold for £700
Has been sized in the past. A noticeable colour difference.
Scratches and marks consistent with its age.
Minor marks to the intaglio.
From the private collection of Cecil Delisle Burns, who trained for the priesthood at the College Inglese, Via di Monserrato Rome, from 1901. 'My paternal Grandfather Cecil Delisle Burns trained for the priesthood at the College Inglese, via Monserrato Rome, from 1901. Having completed his training, he returned to England to await a Diocese, he was offered the Diocese of Brentford. However, he and several others within the Catholic Church were seen as Modernist influences and were effectively hounded out of the Church because of their refusal to conform to what they saw as outdated practices'. Thence by descent.
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