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Oval gem with bust of a youth | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Oval gem with bust of a youth | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Round gem with kneeling figure (Amymone?) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Round gem with kneeling figure (Amymone?) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Oval gem with eagle with wreath of victory | Roman, Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

Oval gem with eagle with wreath of victory | Roman, Imperial Period, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

This is an ancient Roman heliotrope (bloodstone) intaglio, dating to the 1st century A.D. It is superbly cut with a facing bust of Sol (Helios) the sun god, depicted with sun rays emanating from his head. Front facing intaglios are rare, they first appear during the late Hellenistic period of Alexander the Great. The quality of this gem would date it to the 1st century B.C. / A.D. Sol was worshiped in ancient Rome alongside Mithras, used on magical gems and talismans. This example is…

This is an ancient Roman heliotrope (bloodstone) intaglio, dating to the 1st century A.D. It is superbly cut with a facing bust of Sol (Helios) the sun god, depicted with sun rays emanating from his head. Front facing intaglios are rare, they first appear during the late Hellenistic period of Alexander the Great. The quality of this gem would date it to the 1st century B.C. / A.D. Sol was worshiped in ancient Rome alongside Mithras, used on magical gems and talismans. This example is…

his is a fabulous ancient Roman gold intaglio ring, dating to 69 A.D. The ring is set with its original red jasper intaglio, depicting the head of emperor Otho. The cutting is classic mid 1st century A.D., with Celtic features, especially the eyes. The gem is likely provincial British or Gallic workmanship, catering for the military, or Romanized Celtic elite of the newly conquered Province.

his is a fabulous ancient Roman gold intaglio ring, dating to 69 A.D. The ring is set with its original red jasper intaglio, depicting the head of emperor Otho. The cutting is classic mid 1st century A.D., with Celtic features, especially the eyes. The gem is likely provincial British or Gallic workmanship, catering for the military, or Romanized Celtic elite of the newly conquered Province.

Oval gem with Eros with spear and shield  Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Oval gem with Eros with spear and shield Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Scaraboid jasper gem Lion  Greek, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C.  Dimensions Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)  Previous Next Opaque yellow with brown spots, (possibly) burnt. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horizontally. A lion facing right poised to leap. Paws rendered with a series of five pellets; body is carefully modeled with three parallel lines along the haunches and some modeling...

Scaraboid jasper gem Lion Greek, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C. Dimensions Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.) Previous Next Opaque yellow with brown spots, (possibly) burnt. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horizontally. A lion facing right poised to leap. Paws rendered with a series of five pellets; body is carefully modeled with three parallel lines along the haunches and some modeling...

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