9 December 2008
A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with a draped bust of Socrates in profile to the left, the philosopher with a bald pate and wavy locks at the side, a pug nose and a full beard
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long
European Private Collection, 1977.
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