Roman Lady Hardstone Cameo Brooch

Roman Lady Hardstone Cameo Brooch

Code: 10292


This is a wonderful hardstone cameo of a Roman lady, mounted into a decorated gold brooch. The gem is sculpted on a banded agate, of dark green hues. The workmanship looks Roman, it bears ancient encrustations from burial. The brooch has been tested at 14k gold, the pin is silver. In my opinion, this cameo brooch is a later inspired piece, sold to an aristocrat on a Grand Tour. It is a great looking piece, in excellent condition.


CULTURE: Classical Revival

DATE: c. 2nd century A.D. or later

MATERIAL: Agate & 14k Gold

SIZE: 28mm x 24mm x 6mm ( cameo 21mm x 16mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT: 5.2 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, York.