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A ROMAN OBSIDIAN MAGIC GEM
A ROMAN OBSIDIAN MAGIC GEM

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN OBSIDIAN MAGIC GEM
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved on one side with a radiate Anubis striding to the right, wearing a kilt, holding an ankh and a was-scepter, a crowned horus-falcon at his feet, on a short groundline; the other side with an eight-line Greek inscription; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting, the bezel ornamented with granulation, the hoop hallmarked "ET," probably Elisabeth Treskow, from Cologne, circa 1960s-1970s
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) long; ring size 10
Provenance
German Private Collection.
German Art Market, 1994.
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