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fine antique Carnelian Gryllus Intaglio of Athena Gold Ring


The Wolf Mask is on her head, the Wolf's teeth completing the Diadem and to the lower left is the profile of a Wild Boar and above is the Mask of Silenus, his beard becoming part of the Wolf's ruff, thus the circle is complete. This type of Intaglio is called a Gryllus, which is a Magical Stone and it's origins are lost in antiquity. The Intaglio has above it a Latin Motto which translates as "TRUST, BUT BE CAREFUL OF WHOM YOU TRUST" This is a very fine carving executed upon a richly glowing Carnelian Stone and dating from the early 19th century. The later 18k Gold Mount circa 1890 Size : USA 9 UK S CN 20 Dimensions: 10/16 wide x 15/16 long Condition: Good Price: $3900


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    United Kingdom
  • Date of manufacture
    Circa 1840
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    London, GB
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