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Auction: Antiquities
was auctioned on: 15 October 2008
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Seven Roman intaglios Circa 1st-4th

Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £1,320
ca. US$2,236
Lot number 292, Views: 35

Seven Roman intaglios Circa 1st-4th Centuries A.D. Including five carnelian examples, one engraved with a standing profile figure of Athena with her shield at her feet, 12mm; one with a standing archer holding a bow and arrow, wearing a Persian hat, 12mm; one with a profile male bust wearing a wreath, 10mm; one showing a hound chasing a hare, 13mm wide; another a magical gem of a cockerel holding a caduceus, with 'I' and 'X' in the field, 10mm; a chalcedony example showing Nike holding a fillet, 15mm; a sardonyx cameo in two layers, brown on white, carved with the profile head of a youth, 6mm; two large intaglios showing profile heads, one chalcedony, the other green jasper After the Antique, 19mm longest; and a Sasanian agate intaglio, with inscription, circa 3rd-6th Centuries A.D., 14mm long (10)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Antiquities
Date of the auction: 15 Oct 2008
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]