Gold pin with lynx head and garnets Hellenistic, 1st century BC Made in Greece (?) and found in present-day Parutino, southern Ukraine (the Greek colony of Olbia). 7 ½ in. long (19 cm) Source: The Walters Art Museum
A cameo depicting a Ptolemaic Queen as Demeter, cameo: circa 200s – 100s B.C., sapphire: 11th century, mount: 16th century, gold, layered agate, sapphire, enamel, The most likely Ptolemaic princess to be represented in this portrait is Arsinoe II (c. 316-270 B.C.), daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenike. In this remarkable portrait the engraver has succeeded in presenting her as she was a woman of tremendous character, strength of will and ambition, worshipped as the Greek corn goddess, Demeter.