Late Hellenistic blue agate cameo of two clasped hands set into an antique gold ring. With the Greek inscription: OMONOIA (together). The bezel with a braided wire surround; the shank with applied beading. A rare use of an agate cameo.
Ring with intaglio portrait of Emperor Tiberius, a. Rings bearing ancestral portraits were widely used in the Republic as personal seals, as both a means of identification and a guarantee against forgery.