Click smaller images to enlarge.
 
36. ROMAN SARD INTAGLIO OF ANONNA

Wonderful Ancient Roman Sard Intaglio of Anonna (grain supply) C. 1st Century A.D.

This is an ancient Roman sard gemstone intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The gem is cut with a representation of the goddess Anonna (the personification of the annual Grain Supply to Rome), she is depicted holding corn-ears with one hand and a cornucopia (Horn of Plenty) in the other. To her feet she steers a ships rudder, symbolic of the long distance trade. This gem would have once been set into a finger ring, used to seal and authenticate transactions by a merchant. It has survived in excellent condition, intact with a light spotting of cortication to the surface of the gem. This intaglio is suitable for remounting into a gold signet ring today, or added to your collection as a unique piece of ancient glyptic art.


Condition: Fine (see photos). *Please note; the white areas on the cut figure are not damage, they are the remains of putty or white tac used for a previous impression.

Dimensions: 13.86mm x 10.21mm x 2.75mm. Weight: 0.57g

Provenance: Ex. Charles Fraser collection, London. U.K. Ex. European Art Market 1990's.

Price: £95.00

Back to the Gallery