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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Galba

Overview

Creation Date: 
18th c.?
Materials: 
Onyx: white on translucent pale beige; gilt-brass collet mount with suspension loop and ring
Dimensions: 
2.9 x 2.0 cm
RCIN 
43761
Reference(s): 
G&J 2008 85
Provenance: 
First recorded in the Royal Collection in 1872.
Description:

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

Further details

Category: 
Gems & Jewels