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A ROMAN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO WITH ZEUS ENTHRONED

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A ROMAN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO WITH ZEUS ENTHRONED

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO WITH ZEUS ENTHRONED CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. The convex stone engraved with Zeus enthroned, a mantle around his waist and legs, in one hand he holds a long sceptre, in his other he supports a figure of Victory, an eagle by his feet, a Greek inscription reading *OYKI*, in later ring setting 1.6 x 1.3 cm.; 2 cm. across inner hoop
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Cf. M. Maaskant-Kleibrink, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems in the Royal Coin Cabinet The Hague, The Hague, 1978, p. 200, no. 441, for similar.

The name Lucius in Greek lettering is likely to refer to the owner of the stone.

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