London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO OF FORTUNA
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With standing figure of the goddess holding a cornucopia and steering-oar, 0.7 x 0.5 cm.; 2.1 cm. across inner hoop; and a Roman bloodstone intaglio with a standing figure of Mercury on both sides, holding caduceus and moneybag with cockerel, obv. an additional scorpion in the field, 1st-2nd Century A.D., 1.2 x 0.9 cm.; 1.6 cm. across inner hoop, both in later ring settings (2)
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Item two: for similar intaglios with Mercury and his attributes, cf. Henig et al., Classical Gems, pp. 132-133, nos. 258-260.
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