Period: Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan
Date: 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Medium: Gold, jasper, pearl, glass
Dimensions: H. 3.00 cm.
Classification: Gold and Silver
Credit Line: Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994
Accession Number: 1994.230.2
The intaglio, depicting a horseman spearing a boar, is of superlative quality. The two hooks on the reverse suggest that this object served as a clasp, possibly for a necklace or for a diadem worn around the head.