Allegory of the victory at Actium.

Sardonyx. Rome. 1st century BCE.
2.5 × 2.4 cm.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

© 1994 Photo, text: O. Neverov, “Antichnye kamei”, izd-vo “Iskusstvo-SPB”, SPb, 1994. S. 114—115, cat. 45.
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History of Ancient Rome