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Oval gem with lion and magic inscription

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Intaglio. A lion, facing left. There are three lines of Greek inscription above and below. The reverse bears eight lines of Greek inscription, and there are several characters and some Greek letters around the bevel.


By date unknown: Edward H. Hall Collection, Gift of the estate of Edward H. Hall, April 4, 1912

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Gift of the Estate of Edward H. Hall

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century


Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems