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Ancient glass "cameo", Roman, ca. 20AD. A glass cast based on the original cameo carved by Herophilos, son of Dioscurides, who was the court lapidary under the emperor Tiberius. The carvers signature visible on the lower right of the piece, in Greek. It was earlier believed that the man bearing a laurel wreath was either Augustus or Tiberius but scholars now feel the man might be Drusus or his son Germanicus. Drusus was the younger brother of Tiberius and the stepson of Augustus. The unshave...
A ROMAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. The thin hoop rounded on the interior and exterior, expanding slightly where it merges with the broad oval bezel, set with a flat stone engraved with an eagle and a mouse within a naiskos supported on spirally-fluted columns, the eagle holding a sheaf of wheat