IMPORTANT PTOLEMAIC GREEK GARNET RING-STONE ENGRAVED WITH A PORTRAIT BUST OF QUEEN BERENIKE II

An Important Ptolemaic Greek Garnet Ring-Stone engraved with a portrait bust of Queen Berenike II (266/7–221 BC), Queen of Cyrene by birth, Queen of Egypt by marriage to Ptolemy III, Euergetes.

 

ca. 234–221 BC

Intact, 16.5 x 13 mm (2/3 x 1/2")

British private collection of Mr. C.

 

(#gem5650hell)

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (New York, 2019) p.22

 

 

Comparanda:

The British Museum  reg. nos. 1923,0401.147; 1987,0649.146

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