Period: Early Imperial, Augustan
Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14
Medium: Sardonyx, gold
Dimensions: H. 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Milton Weil, 1929
Accession Number: 29.175.4
The minute profile bust of the emperor crowned with laurel was carved in intaglio into the middle white stratum of the stone. The double Capricorn, Augustus' well-publicized astrological sign, is in relief, in regular cameo fashion.