A first-century BC sardonyx Roman gem depicting Selene; the moon goddess is portrayed with her symbolic attribute, a crescent moon. (The State Hermitage Museum)

A first-century BC sardonyx Roman gem depicting Selene; the moon goddess is portrayed with her symbolic attribute, a crescent moon. (The State Hermitage Museum)

Allegory of Octavian’s victory at Actium.  Portrait of Octavian. Capricorn, kerykeion, shield, dolphin, trident, altar and the hand holding a shipboard decoration.  Insribed: OCT. CAES. AVG. TER. MA. RQ. VOT. PUB.  Sardonyx. Twenties of the 1st century B.C.  2.5 × 2.4 cm.

Allegory of Octavian’s victory at Actium. Portrait of Octavian. Capricorn, kerykeion, shield, dolphin, trident, altar and the hand holding a shipboard decoration. Insribed: OCT. CAES. AVG. TER. MA. RQ. VOT. PUB. Sardonyx. Twenties of the 1st century B.C. 2.5 × 2.4 cm.

Sard gem engraved with a draped Fortuna holding a cornucopia, ears of corn and a steering-oar.

Sard gem engraved with a draped Fortuna holding a cornucopia, ears of corn and a steering-oar.

Agrippina the Younger, the daughter of Germanicus.  Sardonyx. Early 1st century. 4.4 × 3.5 cm.

Agrippina the Younger, the daughter of Germanicus. Sardonyx. Early 1st century. 4.4 × 3.5 cm.

Sacrifice to Priapos.  Sardonyx. 1st century B.C. 1.7 × 2.7 cm. Inv. No Ж 281. Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.  Origin: Acquired from the Duke of Orleans collection in 1787

Sacrifice to Priapos. Sardonyx. 1st century B.C. 1.7 × 2.7 cm. Inv. No Ж 281. Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum. Origin: Acquired from the Duke of Orleans collection in 1787

Lot 96 – Tyche-Fortuna Roman period – Antiquities - An Important Selection of Engraved Gems and Cameos 12 Dec 2012

Lot 96 – Tyche-Fortuna Roman period – Antiquities - An Important Selection of Engraved Gems and Cameos 12 Dec 2012

utstanding art work from the 18th century. The gold ring is inserted Roman gems (intaglio) from the first century. Intaglio is carved deep into the blue quality stone. Represents Roman galleys whose torso shaped in the form of a dolphin. Ring is from in between the World Wars tested in 22 carat gold and the inside of the hit sign was common during this time. Absolutely beautiful example of old art.

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utstanding art work from the 18th century. The gold ring is inserted Roman gems (intaglio) from the first century. Intaglio is carved deep into the blue quality stone. Represents Roman galleys whose torso shaped in the form of a dolphin. Ring is from in between the World Wars tested in 22 carat gold and the inside of the hit sign was common during this time. Absolutely beautiful example of old art.

Unknown, One of Ninety Engraved, Gems, Cameos and Bullae, Roman, 2nd - 4th century, Bloodstone - See more at: http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?q=&cat=type&types=%22Jewelry%22&rows=50&srt=&dir=s&dsp=0&img=0&pg=12#sthash.QfyKzHsX.dpuf

Unknown, One of Ninety Engraved, Gems, Cameos and Bullae, Roman, 2nd - 4th century, Bloodstone - See more at: http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?q=&cat=type&types=%22Jewelry%22&rows=50&srt=&dir=s&dsp=0&img=0&pg=12#sthash.QfyKzHsX.dpuf

Lion Devouring a Ram Cosmetic Box. Silver and Lapis Lazuli. Early Dynastic Period. 2550-2400 BCE. From cemetery at Tell el-Muqayyar (ancient Ur), Iraq. Penn Museum, Philadelphia B16744B.

Lion Devouring a Ram Cosmetic Box. Silver and Lapis Lazuli. Early Dynastic Period. 2550-2400 BCE. From cemetery at Tell el-Muqayyar (ancient Ur), Iraq. Penn Museum, Philadelphia B16744B.

Female centaur, suckling a young centaur. Roman ringstone, 30 BC-200 Nicolo onyx, gold (modern gold ring). 1,2 x 1,5 cm Inventory number: I745

Female centaur, suckling a young centaur. Roman ringstone, 30 BC-200 Nicolo onyx, gold (modern gold ring). 1,2 x 1,5 cm Inventory number: I745

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