Roman Carnelian Intaglio Silver Ring depicting a helmeted and bearded legionary

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Intaglio 2nd cent AD • Gemstone: Carnelian • Size: 6 1/2 US Adjustable • Band material: Gold 18KT

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This sterling silver ring features an authentic Roman carnelian intaglio, dating back to the 2nd century AD, depicting a bearded Roman legionary wearing a Roman-Gallic imperial helmet.

The Imperial helmet-type was a type of helmet worn by Roman legionaries. The term Imperial helmet was coined by H. Russell Robinson, who further sub-divided this main type into the two sub-types of "Imperial Gallic" and "Imperial Italic". They drew these names from their main manufacturers, rather than wearer.These differences in decoration and workmanship tended to diminish as time went on; the last two Italic types classified by Robinson, the Hebron and Niedermörmter helmets, were as carefully crafted and well-decorated as any Imperial Gallic helmet.
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