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Egypt (Place Created)
3rd–2nd century B.C.
2.4 × 2 × 0.3 cm (15/16 × 13/16 × 1/8 in.)
Bronze intaglio with the image of a portrait bust of Berenike II of Egypt (ruled 246-222/221 B.C.), wife of Ptolemy III (ruled 246-222 B.C.). She wears a veil and a necklace; some drapery is visible on her shoulders.
Plantzos, Dimitrios. Hellenistic Engraved Gems. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999), p. 69, pl. 89.10.
Scott, David A. Ancient Metals: Microstructure and Metallurgy. Vol. 1, Copper and Copper Alloys (Los Angeles: Conservation Science Press, 2011), pp. 157-158, figs. 9.68-9.72.