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Onyx Cameo Depicting King Seleukos I - FJ.6540
Origin: Europe
Circa: 1800 AD to 1900 AD

Catalogue: V25
Collection: Cameo Rings
Medium: Onyx-Gold

$9,000.00
Location: United States
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Seen facing right is the powerful profile of one of Alexander the Great's most impressive generals. A narrow band representing a diadem encircles his head. There is also the unique feature of a bull's horn just above the right temple. Seleukos I (Nicator) (358 - 281 B.C.) fought along side Alexander, joining in the campaign as far as India. After the great Macedonian's death, Seleukos founded a kingdom that comprised almost the whole of Alexander's conquests, with the exception of Egypt. The engraver has managed to capture the strength of this remarkable ruler from images on the coins of the period. - (FJ.6540)

 

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