London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A ROMAN GREEN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO OF ISIS
LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
With frontal figure of Isis wearing a headdress, holding a staff and serpent(?), encircled by a billowing cloak(?), in later ring setting
1.2 x 1 cm.; 1.6 cm. across inner hoop
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The cult of Isis was popular throughout the Roman Empire.
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