Queen of the Ptolemies protectress of Alexandria.

Sardonyx. 3rd2nd centuries BCE.
2.8 × 1.9 cm.
Reworked in the eighteenth century.
Inv. No 155.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Credits:
1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. ANTIQUE CAMEOS in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 77, pl. 7
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