Neoclassical Carnelian Intaglio of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus


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The oval carnelian to depict the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus facing right with the laurel in the hair and wearing the toga. Mounted in 18Kt gold and enamel renaissance revival style setting Size of the top: 33 mm, the carnelian 30 mm Finger size: 9 1/2 Weight: 23.1 gr.


Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus was emperor from 193 to 211. He was the founder of the African dynasty of Roman emperors, born at Leptis Magna in Africa (near the modern Tunisi) on 146; died at York, England on 211.