Ancient Roman Hardstone Agate Cameo

Ancient Roman Hardstone Agate Cameo

Code: 10413


This is an ancient Roman agate hardstone cameo, dating to the 3rd century A.D. The cameo is cut on a white layer of the agate, against a grey background of a veined agate. Being an ancient gem it bears traces of burial, with a chip behind the head (likely when it was levered from a gold ring). 



DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.


SIZE: 11.2mm x 8mm x 2.5mm

WEIGHT: 0.3 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Kingersheim. France.