A roman deep red carnelian intaglio. Emperor's bust.
12 x 16 x 4 mm
The character wears the laurel wreath and is turned in profile to the left; the bust is covered by a cloak with a circular buckle. The face is characterized by marked traits, a search for physiognomy and expressiveness (large eye, prominent nose, protruding chin). Slight wear marks. Attractive stone color.
2nd century AD.