A Hellenistic gold and carnelian intaglio ring of Alexander the Great
Lot 194
A Hellenistic gold and carnelian intaglio ring of Alexander the Great
Sold for £55,200 (US$ 86,641) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Hellenistic gold and carnelian intaglio ring of Alexander the Great
Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
The flat circular stone engraved with a profile head of Alexander the Great in the guise of Herakles wearing the lion's skin, the jaws pulled up over his head with the paws tied at the neck, set in the original gold ring, the hoop flaring at the bezel, finger size 'L', 20mm diam of intaglio

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection, acquired before 1971.

    Literature:
    For similar intaglios of Alexander, cf. D. Plantzos, Hellenistic Engraved Gems, Oxford, 1999.
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