Later Roman Mottled Jasper "Magical" Gemstone

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.





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





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

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