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.
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