Ring with Engraved Nicolo

Photograph of a gold ring with a round, flat-topped nicolo (onyx) stone. The flat surface of the stone carries a Latin inscription.

Ring

Description:
Medium:
Gold and nicolo
Dimensions:
Ring: H. 1.6 cm; L. 3.2 cm; Intaglio: H. 1.2 cm; L. 1.6 cm
Context:
Banias, Syria
Date:
Roman, 200–300 CE
Inventory Number:
De.Clercq.3431
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
© BnF

The Latin inscription engraved into the nicolo stone reads:

GALLICANE AGROECI

Translation: Gallicanus, son of Agroecus