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Wolf’s head amulet

Metal figures were popular in the Roman world, often as votive items. This amulet had belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed...

Amulet with image of Medusa

This is a cameo made from three-layered agate. It shows an image of the gorgon Medusa with wings on the top of her head, and snakes for hair framing her...

Amulet gemstone depicting Hercules

This intaglio is made from glass which was a cheap substitute for gems or semi-precious stones. It has a hole pierced through the stone which suggests it was worn suspended...

Finger ring with intaglio ringstone

The ‘intaglio’ stone in this ring shows a raven standing on an altar next to a ‘horn of plenty’ and a dolphin. The interpretation of these symbols is uncertain as...

Finger ring with intaglio ringstone

This Roman finger ring with ringstone could be used as a personal seal on documents, and was also a magic amulet to ward off the evil eye. The image shows...

Intaglio ringstone

This Roman ringstone is made from a type of stone called obsidian. It is engraved on both sides and around the bevelled edge. One side is a double-headed serpent wearing...

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