Galba 18th c.?
Onyx: white on translucent pale beige; gilt-brass collet mount with suspension loop and ring | 2.9 x 2.0 cm (cameo) | RCIN 43761
Cameo with a laureate head of the Roman Emperor Galba (3 BC-AD 69), in profile to the right. His wreath is secured with a ribbon tied in a knot at the back of his head. He wears a mantle fastened with a clasp over his right shoulder.
Text adapted from Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 2008
First recorded in the Royal Collection in 1872.
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