fine antique Carnelian Gryllus Intaglio of Athena Gold Ring

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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
Details
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1840
Period
1830-1839
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Carnelian
Condition
Good
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU358858172
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