Roman: heads

70

Cornelian ringstone, shape F1.

14x11x2.5

Bust of a youth wearing a tunic fastened at the shoulder, his hair bound in a diadem with flying ends.

Possibly a portrait of Ptolemy XII.

Hellenistic, 1st cent. BC.

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71

Cornelian ringstone set in gold, shape F7.

13x10

Head of a man.

1st cent. BC.

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72

Cornelian ringstone with a repair in gold, shape F2.

20x15x3

Head of a man.

1st cent. BC.

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73

Amethyst ringstone, shape F7.

15x11x3.5

Head of a man.

1st cent. BC.

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74

Cornelian ringstone, shape F6.

20x15x3.5

Bust of a warrior, to lower chest. He wears a plumed helmet, with decoration on the peak, neckguard and crown, and holds a spear, and a shield slung from a baldric across his neck and chest; it is decorated with a running spiral within the rim.

1st cent. BC/AD.

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75

Cornelian ringstone, shape F1.

20x15x3.5

Bust of the emperor Lucius Verus (AD 161-169) wearing a tunic fastened at the shoulder, and a cloak.

Gem image

76

Onyx, four-layered, shape C4.

14x12x7

Head of a youth apparently shouldering two spears. Inscribed in Latin?: VIRIOU.

1st cent. BC

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77

Cornelian ringstone, shape B1.

12.5x9x3.

Bust of a young boy wearing a necklet and dress.

Gem image

78

Red jasper ringstone, shape F7.

10x8.5x2.5.

Head of a baby.

1st cent. BC/AD.

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79

Onyx ringstone, four-layered, shape F3.

9x7.5x3

Head of a woman or nymph wearing a necklace; her hair is rolled over the forehead, with loose curls or flowers in it.

2nd/1st cent BC.

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80

Cornelian ringstone, shape B5.

17x14x3.

Bust of a dressed woman, her hair styled in the manner of portraits of Sabina (died AD 136).

2nd cent. AD.

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