Drusus the Elder and Antonia (?)
Later inscripton: Ἀλφήος συν Ἀρεθῶνι (Gem of Alpheos and Arethon).
Sardonyx. Late 1st century BCE.
2.5 × 2.1 cm.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. Ж 273.

Drusus the Elder and Antonia (?).

Later inscripton: Ἀλφήος συν Ἀρεθῶνι (Gem of Alpheos and Arethon).
Sardonyx. Late 1st century BCE.
2.5 × 2.1 cm.
Inv. No. Ж 273.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
The cameo was preserved for a long time in one of the monasteries in the South of France as a Christian relic — the wedding ring of Mary and Joseph.
Literature:
Stefani, Putevoditel, str. 68; Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 99; Vystavka portreta, str. 31.
Credits:
© 1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. Antique cameos in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 89, pl. 73
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