Roman Intaglio stone found in Abingdon garden. Photo (c) Ian R Cartwright

Thesiger Road

A Roman gemstone, engraved with a figure of a man riding on a sea monster, was found in a garden in Thesiger Road.

It was used for sealing important documents, and may have belonged to a high-ranking Roman military officer or administrator.

Roman carved intaglio, or gemstone. It would have been used a seal. Photograph © Ian R Cartwright

Published Reference: M. Henig, T. Stopps and R. Thomas, A Roman Intaglio from Abingdon, Oxoniensia 84 (2019), 275