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Ancient Roman Hardstone Cameo of Jupiter

£1,250.00 Approx $1393.53, €1422.07

Code: 12185



This is an ancient Roman hardstone cameo of Jupiter (Zeus) dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The gem is nicely cut on a layered agate, with the portrait on a white layer contrasting with a grey/blue background. The gem is ancient and has in buried as such displays fine striations. The portrait is well cut with detail to the beard and hair. A nice ancient gem in excavated condition.

OBJECT: Cameo

CULTURE: Roman

DATE: c. 1st - 2nd century AD

MATERIALAgate

SIZE: 25mm x 16mm x 7mm

WEIGHT: 4.4 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, France.