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Imperial Roman Banded Agate Intaglio

with symbols of prosperity and protection (Herakles club with palm fronds, cornucopiae and cadeusus), probably a personal talisman or amulet. Superb engraving.

1st Century AD

Height: 15.80 mm. (0 5/8 in.)

Width: 10.55 mm (0 7/16 in.)


ex: private European collection, before 1996

Henig, Martin ; Classical Gems. Ancient & Modern Intaglios & Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Cambridge, 1994) no.162

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