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Lot 20





Estimate: 400 GBP   |   Starting price: 200 GBP Price realized: 240 GBP
Roman yellow jasper intaglio. Legionary eagle, between two standards. Below the ground line: flashes of lightning. Very popular subject in ancient times (can also be found in some roman coin productions), the eagle, related to the insignia, symbolizes military supremacy and political power. Interesting type of yellow jasper, with transparent inclusions. Some chippings on the edges. Wear marks. 1st-2nd century A.D.
11 x 9 x 2 mm

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