A Roman red jasper intaglio
Lot 170
A Roman red jasper intaglio
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Auction Details
A Roman red jasper intaglio
Lot Details
A Roman red jasper intaglio
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Engraved with Athena, facing left, wearing a helmet and robes, holding a spear and shield, Tyche in flowing robes facing right, a cornucopia in her hand, with Mount Argaios in Cappadocia surmounted with a wreath between them, 15mm x 12mm


  • Provenance:
    French private collection, J.G., formed in the 1950s-1960s.

    An uncommon subject, cf. H. Guiraud, Intailles et Camées de l'Époque Romaine en Gaule, 48e supplément à Gallia, Paris, 1988, no. 414. For discussion of other depictions of this volcano in modern Turkey on ancient coins and gems, cf. P. Weiss, 'Argaios/Erciyes Dağı – Heiliger Berg Kappadokiens. Monumente und Ikonographie', in Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte, 35, 1985, pp. 21-48.
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