Abraxas Gemmen, Gnostische Gemmen oder Magische Gemmen
Gold ring, the oval bezel with indented border encloses a garnet cameo bust of Charles I, (1600-1649) wearing lace collar, facing three quarters towards the front. The arcaded sides of the bezel are filled with black enamel dotted with white spots, and there is a "memento mori" skull and cross bones enamelled on the back. Plain hoop with forked foliate and scrolled shoulders. Ring and cameo, English, after 1649.
Romano-Egyptian Gnostic Haematite Intaglio 4th-5th century AD. An elliptical intaglio, slightly convex, with image of a hybrid creature (bird`s head, ram`s leg, dog`s head, curled tail) with pellet trefoils, a crab and other items in the field, inscribed text N/AXA/NA/TV`; to the reverse an undulating serpent with `AXA/NA` in seriffed capitals.