Gold finger ring with dark blue nicolo intaglio (flat-banded, blue agate). Oval gem with flat, bevelled upper surface (Boardman type F2). Gem shows light blue top layer and blackish blue interior; narrow band of light blue visible at bezel. Intaglio shows bust of a man with wavey(?) short hair tied by fillet in profile facing left, incised through upper light blue layer of stone into blackish blue underlayer. The ring has a narrow band with convex exterior and flat interior widening toward bezel.
Intact. Excellent condition but slight denting around rim.
“KM012 (Early Roman Gold Finger Ring with Nicolo Intaglio).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/km012>