This is an excavated ancient Roman intaglio, dating to the 1st - 2nd century A.D. nicely cut with a standing figure of Pax, holding a branch and sceptre. The gem would have originally been set into an iron ring, traces of oxidized iron remain on the back. Pax is a nice subject for a gem, being the personification of peace.
DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century A.D.
SIZE: 12.89mm x 8.80mm x 2.10mm
WEIGHT: 0.63 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Ex. Zurqieh, Dubai
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