Findspot - Roman gemstone from a ring, Alcester.

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a gemstone from a ring, possibly of Roman date, was found in Meadow Road, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 Stone from a ring, ?Roman. Found in the garden of Meadow Road.
2 The gem is probably a Nicolo – a variety of onyx. It portrays Victory walking right holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm branch over her left shoulder. This type is fairly common on gems; there is another example from Alcester. This type is popular in the 1st-2nd century.
3 Correspondence from 1968 which seems to refer to some other intaglio.

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