Hercules Intaglio ring. Gold ring, the oval bezel enclosing a sard intaglio figure of the Farnese Hercules, bearded, leaning with his left arm on his club which rests on a rock covered by the lion’s skin. He stands three quarters to the front, his head in profile. Signed in Greek letters MARXANT (Nathaniel Marchant, 1739-1816), 1780-1784. Formerly Esmerian Collection.