Gold & Carnelian Ring, Tarentum

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 22 August 2017

A gold and carnelian ring incised with an elephant holding a goad in its trunk. From Tarentum (Taranto), southern Italy. 1st century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Taranto, Italy)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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