Lot n° 16
8000 - 10000
An 18 karat (750 thousandths) yellow gold... - Lot 16 - Pestel-Debord
An 18 karat (750 thousandths) yellow gold ring set with a magic intaglio on agate probably representing the god Leonardocephalus, his head radiated with seven rays, engraved on the back with inscriptions in Greek letters.
Magic intaglios are amulets that were intended to ward off bad luck, to protect the people who wore them from diseases or evil influences. Alexandria is considered to be the main centre for the manufacture of these objects.
Finger size: 60 Dim intaglio: 2,2 x 1,7 cm Gross weight: 22,4 g
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