A contemporary 18k yellow gold necklace featuring a Roman carnelian intaglio, dating from the 2nd- 3rd Century AD, depicting Mercury (Hermes, Greek), messenger of the gods, cradling a caduceus (staff with two entwined snakes) in his left arm, while holding a money bag in his right hand
Mercury was the god of travellers, often represented by wings on his feet and head. He was also the god of business, as evidenced by a moneybag
Approximate Measurements: Ø18mm x D4.5mm· Attached to a 16” chain
Unique Piece · High Shine Finish· Handcrafted in London
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