Roman: generic

81

Onyx ringstone, shape F4.

12x10x3.

Diskobolos in the pose of Myron's statue; a tree behind. Ground line.

1st cent. BC/AD.

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82

Cornelian ringstone in gilt metal ring, shape F.

12x12.

A dressed man raises a wreath to a dressed woman who holds out a phiale (?).

Possibly an Asklepios and Hygieia but attributes are not made clear.

2nd/3rd cent. AD.

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83

Cornelian ringstone, shape A3.

13x10.5x3.

A naked grotesque ma10 April, 2012er from which hang two pots. Short ground line.

1st cent. BC.

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84

Cornelian ringstone, shape F2.

11x10x2.5.

An old man in a short chiton, with boots and a cloak over his arms, leaning on a knobbed stick. Below, a skull. At either side ribboned cornucopiae. Short ground line.

Symbolic of plenty, age and death; a memento mori?

1st cent. BC/AD.

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85

Cornelian ringstone, shape F7.

15x13x2.5.

A naked man seated on a low stool, holding a hammer and chisel (?), contemplating a volute crater on its side, which he is chasing. A sphinx appears in relief on the crater side. Ground line.

1st cent. BC.

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86

Cornelian ringstone, shape F2.

12x10x3.

Cited by H. Guiraud in Intailles et camées de l'époque romaine en Gaule (1988) 149, no. 530.

A youth at feast. He reclines on a cushioned couch, which has turned legs, a dog at his feet. At the foot of the couch a lampstand; beside it a cock and a three-legged table with objects upon it. Above, instruments hang from a shelf (grill, knife). He looks round at two attendants standing beside a tall table (?) and offering him something; one holds a jug. Ground lines for these and the table.

1st/2nd cent. AD.

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87

Cornelian ringstone, shape F1.

13x11x1.5.

Race course with the pillar terma at the centre. Four bigae with charioteers race around. Ground lines.

1st/2nd cent. AD.

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88

Cornelian ringstone, shape F1.

12x10x3.

Three masks - a youth with spiky wreath; a comic mask wreathed with flowers; a female tragic mask.

1st cent. BC/AD.

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89

Red jasper ringstone, shape F1.

12x8x2.5.

Inscribed in Greek: MNEMONEUE MOU ANTI PSYCHON SOU.

3rd cent. AD.

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