A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO PORTRAIT OF A JULIO-CLAUDIAN PRINCE
Circa Early 1st Century A.D.
The oval stone with a white upper layer on a pale red ground, sculpted with a veiled head of a Julio-Claudian prince in profile to the right, the veil pulled up over the back of his head and behind his ear, depicted with characteristic short curly locks and classicizing features; mounted in a modern gold ring
15/16 in. (2.4 cm) long
Keith Partinson, Kingston-on-Hull, England, 1930s