Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Julia Mamaea 18k Gold Ring

Code: 10235


£1,150.00
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This is an ancient Roman Nicolo cameo of a lady, it dates to the 3rd century A.D. The I have attributed the sitter to Empress Julia Mamaea, she was the mother of  Emperor Severus Alexander. I have another cameo of Empress Sallustia Orbiana, which shares many similarities to this gem and so likely related in some way, especially the size and colour of the agate. The modern 18k gold is custom made for the cameo. 

OBJECT: Cameo

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 3rd century A.D.

MATERIAL: Nicolo gemstone & 18k Gold

RING SIZE:    8  (US)     Q (UK)

SIZE: 26mm x 21mm x 2.3mm (bezel 19mm x 13mm x 7mm)

WEIGHT: 9.64 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Julia Mamaea 18k Gold Ring