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