Ring stone - Red carnelian - Mercury
Ring stone engraved with Mercury.
Red carnelian. Height 1 cm.
Mercury standing right, chlamys on shoulder, holding his purse in left hand and caduceus in right hand.
1st – 2nd century A.D. Roman Empire.
Intact. Good style !
Comparable to the gem in The Hague, no 499.
Comes from the collection of a Swiss numismatist (“Lakeview”) living in Germany on the lake of Constanz, whose coins collection was sold in 2004, and whose 743-gems collection was auctioned in 2005 as one group.