ROMAN INTAGLIO DEPICTING EAGLE’S HEAD

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ROMAN INTAGLIO DEPICTING EAGLE’S HEAD

Period / Age: 1st Century A.D. - 2nd Century A.D.

Provenance: Private Swiss collection 1970-1980s; thence by descent from the family in London Private English collection

Dimensions:

Height: 1cm

An intaglio from┬áRoman Empire times is┬ádepicting the Aquila, or Imperial Eagle. An aquila, or eagle, was a common emblem in classical Rome, particularly when it served as a legion’s standard. This standard was carried by a legionary known as an aquilifer, or eagle-bearer. One eagle was carried by each legion.

CONDITION: Good condition. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email with any questions.