Museum quality large Roman intaglio seal - For Sale
Museum quality large Roman intaglio seal
A museum quality Roman agate intaglio seal, dating to the 1st.-3rd. cent. AD.
This seal is very large, measuring som 20-21 mm. The seal is carved in a fine agate stone. The carving is a depiction of a Janus head with a pair of leaves below. The depiction shows a female and a male head, not the usual double male head, and it looks like the male head is growing out of the lower neck of the female head - very nice style!
Condition: Superb! On this intaglio-seal a greater part of the surface has patinated into a milky white, which makes a great contrast to the grayish stone. Very interesting and a sure sign of 2000 years of age. Provenance: Old Danish Collection