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LOT 0615

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 700 - 930
USD ($) 730 - 970

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,340

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ROMAN MAGICAL GNOSTIC GEMSTONE
3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D. OR LATER
3/4 in. (2.35 grams, 20 mm).

A green gemstone with bifacial design: standing figure between two caducei topped by birds with text above and crocodile below; standing anguiped with stars and crescent moon, sceptre and miniature idol (perhaps Thoth).

PROVENANCE:
U.K. collection, 1970s.
Property of a London, UK gentleman.

CONDITION