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Historical Archive: Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Roman through Merovingian and Sassanian


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crows, Roman rock crystal intaglio in silver mount, CdM Chab. 1991
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Omphale, bust, in lion skin, Roman carnelian intaglio, CdM Chab. 1780
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Omphale, bust: modern impression, CdM Chab. 1780
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rabbit or hare crouching facing R, numbered I, Roman ivory or bone game piece, CdM Froehner 97
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Roman ivory disk game piece with sea beasts, reverse numbered XV and Iε, CdM Froehner 238
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Antoninus Pius (131-68), Roman or 15th c. niccolo agate profile laureate intaglio in 16th c. gold mount, CdM Chab. 2093
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16th c. mount for Roman or 15th c. intaglio of Antoninus Pius: standing youth, gold, CdM Chab. 2093
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Jupiter with eagle (Camée de Chartres), c.25-50 CE sardonyx cameo in enameled gold 14th-c. mount reworked 1793, CdM Chab. 4
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Jupiter with eagle (Camée de Chartres), c.25-50 CE sardonyx cameo in enameled gold 14th-c. mount reworked 1793, CdM Chab. 4
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Flavia Julia Titi (d. 91 CE), aquamarine intaglio signed Euodos (engraved side), with sapphires and pearls in gold top jewel of "Escrain de Charlemagne", 9th c. (3rd quarter?), CdM Chab. 2089
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Flavia Julia Titi (d. 91 CE), aquamarine intaglio signed Euodos (unengraved side), with sapphires and pearls in gold top jewel of "Escrain de Charlemagne", 9th c. (3rd quarter?), CdM Chab. 2089. Not available in higher resolution.
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Victory from Sous-Parat (Creuze), silver gilt, 2nd c. Gaul, CdM 56.352
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Commodus (161-92), Roman aquamarine profile laureate intaglio, CdM Chab. 2098
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portrait seal with fish, chalcedony intaglio, 3rd c., BN Chab. 1334
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portrait seal with fish, chalcedony intaglio, 3rd c., BN Chab. 1334
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Caracalla (211-17), later inscribed O Petros, amethyst intaglio, Roman, CdM Chab. 2101
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Abraham and Isaac, Sasanian banded agate intaglio, CdM Chab. 1330
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Valerian (253-60) captured by Shapur I (241-72), Sassanian sardonyx cameo, c. 260 CE, CdM Babelon 360
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Roma seated with Victory, Roman niccolo agate intaglio c.330 CE, CdM Chab. 2071
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Angel with globus cruciger, engraved reverse, crystal intaglio, 6th-7th c., CdM
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Cross with Christ, lamb, and angels, engraved reverse, crystal intaglio, 6th-7th c., CdM M6606
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Cross with Orant, or stepped cross with trees, engraved reverse, crystal intaglio, 6th-7th c., CdM M4543
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Pierced disk with head of Christ from Limons, gold and garnets, 6th/7th c., CdM
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Gourdon Chalice and Paten. Gold, turquoise, red glass, and garnet, c.500, CdM. These works have their own page.
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Byzantine stamp seal with Crucifixion, crystal intaglio, CdM 2167D
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Byzantine stamp seal with Crucifixion, crystal intaglio, CdM 2167D
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crystal sphere found with the burial of Childeric (formerly bound), CdM
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Cup of Chosroes. Gold, rock crystal, red and green glass, Sassanian, 531-579. CdM Chab. 2538. This work has its own page.
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Throne of Dagobert, bronze; 7th? and 9th c., CdM 65. This work has its own page.