Tiberius and Germanicus

Tiberius and Germanicus

A high carat gold Neo-classical ring containing a cornelian intaglio of Tiberius and his brother Germanicus, circa 1820, in a Roman style channel set mount.   Tiberius and Germanicus were powerful during the Julio – Claudian principate. During this time Rome reached the height of its power and wealth and it may be seen as the golden age of Roman literature and arts, but it was also a period of imperial extravagance and notoriety. The ring is size J [US 4 and 5/8] and can be sized. Very fine intaglio engraving, immaculate.

£1950

Roman intaglio of Tiberius in  the Met Museum