The square pendant with narrow gold border encloses a rock crystal cameo engraved with standing figures of the Emperor Romanus III Argyrus (1028-34) crowning the Empress Zoe ( 1028-50), daughter of his predecessor Constantine IX. Accompanied by a gold coin of the same subject. Byzantine, 11th century.
AN EGYPTIAN AGATE FROG LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C. Perhaps the lid of a cosmetic vessel, on an oval plinth, naturalistically rendered, the eyes and mouth delineated by incision, pierced horizontally through the chest and stomach; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting