May 30, 2007
May 30, 2007

Peacock Ring

Peacock Ring

AD 1–200

Gold and chalcedony

Diameter: 1.8 x 2.3 x 1 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Joint Expeditions-Iraq Excavations Fund 1933.191

Find spot: Seleucia, Iraq

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Made of gold inset with chalcedony, a type of quartz, this simple yet elegant signet ring has timeless appeal. A skilled artisan carved a peacock into the oval stone creating an emblem that would have had personal meaning for the owner.

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