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Roman Red Jasper Intaglio Depicting God Mercury. - FJ.3550
Origin: Antioch, Syria
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Collection: Intaglio Jewelry
Medium: Jasper, Diamond/Gold


Additional Information: The gold and diamond mount is modern.
$6,400.00
Location: United States
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The caduceus staff identifies this handsome figure as mercury, called Hermes by the Greeks, messenger of the gods, patron of travelers, gamblers, tricksters, and business. On winged feet, mercury carried the word of the Olympian gods throughout the world. In roman times, his temples frequently were found near major markets, to bring blessings upon commercial ventures. At the height of the classical age, this exquisite intaglio brought luck to its owner. In a ring of dramatic beauty, it will make whoever wears it today very lucky indeed. - (FJ.3550)

 

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