Authentic Ancient Roman Intaglio 1st-2nd Century AD Heliotrope 18Kt gold Ring depicting Septimius Severus
This exquisite 18 Kt gold ring, meticulously handcrafted, featuring an Roman intaglio on Heliotrope, dating back to the I-II century AD, showcasing a captivating depiction of the renowned Emperor Septimius Severus.
Roman rings adorned with engraved gemstones were highly prized, symbolizing power and beauty for both men and women. They served as seals, impressing their intricate designs onto wax to secure important documents. Skilled engravers meticulously crafted these stones, choosing themes from historical, mythological, or allegorical narratives. Each Serra jewel comes with documentation explaining the myth or allegory depicted and certification of its historical origin.
Heliotrope, also known as the 'stone of Babylon,' held mystical properties according to ancient beliefs. Albertus Magnus attributed magical properties to it, including invisibility. Damigeron wrote of its virtues in divination, health preservation, and youthfulness. Gnostics wore it as an amulet for longevity, wealth, and courage. In ancient Greece and Rome, it was favored by athletes as a talisman for success and endurance, while bringing renown and favor.
Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.