Imperial Roman Aventurine Quartz or Deep Green Agate Intaglio

draped Athena, standing next to an altar

1st - 2nd Centuries AD

Height: 11.28 mm. (0 7/16 in.)

Width: 8.90 mm (0 3/8 in.)

#1757

Ex: private British collection

Comparandum: Henig, Martin ; Classical Gems. Ancient & Modern Intaglios & Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Cambridge, 1994) no.275 Walters, HB ; Catalogue of the Engraved Gems & Cameos, Greek, Etruscan & Roman in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum (London, 1926) pl.19, no.1348