Later Roman Mottled Jasper "Magical" Gemstone
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carved in intaglio with an image of the serpent Chnoubis, the coils of the snake interspersed with a Greek inscription.

2nd - 4th Centuries AD, Eastern Empire

Height: 18 mm.     (0 3/4 in.)

Width: 19.8 mm     (0 13/16 in.)

 

 

ex: a private American collection.

 

#5395

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV (New York, 2016) p.34

 

 

Comparanda:

 

Michel, Simone ; Die Magischen Gemmen im Britischen Museum v.1-2 (London, 2001) pp.193-195, no.304

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