Roman Gold Cameo Pendant with Goddess

GBP 3,000.00

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

An extremely fine Ancient Roman gold medallion featuring a ribbed loop for suspension and an oval plaque, framed by an intricate border, comprising coiled and braided thin gold wires. The medallion in set with a sensitive high relief chalcedony cameo of a young female figure, portrayed in profile, facing right, wearing a sleeveless vest and with her hair loose on her shoulder. Although the true identity of the figure portrayed on this cameo remains a mystery, the hairstyle and the sleeveless vest, remind to iconographies of the Roman goddess of the hunt and wild animals Diana. The reverse appears unworked. Weight: 8.2 g.

Date: 1st – 3rd century AD

Object History

Provenance: From an important European collection; formerly with a German gallery in the 1970s.

Object Condition

Condition: Very fine condition. The pendant is suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:3.7 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

View Map