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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Edward H. Hall

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century

Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.174

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems