Date: 3rd Century A.D.
Consition: Intact, mounted on a custom base.
Provenance:Ex: German art market; Ex: American private collection.
Measurements: 2.75 inches in diameter (7 cms).
The roundel with a facing head of a lion in high relief, the eyes heavily lidded with grooved whiskers the open mouth gripping a ring with a chain that has 1 1/2 inch still preserved (4 cms).
Cf: Lot 210, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 11 June 2003 (est. $2,000 - $3,000, sold for $4,541).