14 October 1992
A FINE CIRCULAR ROMAN MICRO-MOSAIC PLAQUE OF A BUTTERFLY ON A BRANCH, against a white background, the reverse signed Raffa--i Fecc-- 1792, by Giacomo Raffaelli
1¾in. (3.5cm.) diam.
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