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Signet stones

Unknown0001/0300

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Signet rings were important items of personal property in the Roman Empire. The owner could use them to authenticate documents and letters, a matter of great importance in business and political affairs. The choice of a particular signet ring was a personal decision. The engraved image on the stone said a great deal about the ring’s owner. High-ranking military officers had a preference for martial gods and goddesses. These signet stones belonged to rings that have been lost.

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  • Title: Signet stones
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0001/0300
  • Location: Nederland
  • Datering: 0-300
  • Afmetingen: diam max: 2 cm
  • Type: signet stones
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: stone ; jasper ; amethyst ; cornelian

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