A Victorian cameo brooch
Lot 5
A Victorian cameo brooch
Sold for £250 (US$ 420) inc. premium
Auction Details
Jewellery Oxford
9 Oct 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19846
Lot Details
A Victorian cameo brooch
The oval shell cameo carved to depict Athena, Greek goddess of War, with helmet, shield and spear, her body clothed in a war tunic and the Aegis, her shield with wreath and owl attributes, to a tubular mount applied with foliate engraved ribbon scrolls, length 7cm.


  • In Greek mythology the Aegis was a goatskin shield belonging to Athena's father Zeus, King of Olympus, which bore the head of the Gorgon Medusa to ward off evil.
  1. Frances Noble
    Specialist - Jewelry
    Banbury Road
    Oxford, OX5 1JH
    United Kingdom
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