Allegory of Octavian’s victory at Actium
Portrait of Octavian. Capricorn, kerykeion, shield, dolphin, trident, altar and the hand holding a shipboard decoration.
Insribed: OCT. CAES. AVG. TER. MA. RQ. VOT. PUB.
Sardonyx.
Twenties of the 1st century BCE.
2.5 × 2.4 cm.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. Ж 263.

Allegory of Octavian’s victory at Actium.

Portrait of Octavian. Capricorn, kerykeion, shield, dolphin, trident, altar and the hand holding a shipboard decoration.
Insribed: OCT. CAES. AVG. TER. MA. RQ. VOT. PUB.
Sardonyx.
Twenties of the 1st century BCE.
2.5 × 2.4 cm.
Inv. No. Ж 263.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Acquired c. 1800’s.
Literature:
Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 99; Vystavka portreta, str. 29; N. A. Mashkin, Printsipat Avgusta, Moskva—Leningrad, 1949, tabl. III; E. V. Fiodorova, Latinskaya epigrafika, Moskva, 1969, str. 298, ris. 75; M. Maximova. Un camée commémoratif de la bataille d’Actium, RA, 1929, p. 64 et suiv.
Credits:
© 1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. Antique cameos in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 88—89, pl. 71
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