In May I was in Paris
for a few days and took the chance to go to the Cabinet des
Médailles (5 Rue Vivienne).
Below are three photos by me of Cameos depicting Claudius
, all remounted in later times.
1) Sardonyx Cameo
dated 41-42 AD, remounted in Gold in the 16th Century, part
of the Treasure of the Abbey of Saint Denis. No. 269
2) Agate-Onyx Cameo
undated, remounted with Gold enameling in the 17th Century, former collection
of Louis XIV. No. 270
3) Sardonyx Cameo
, undated, remounted with Diamonds and Gold enameling by Josias Belle in 1686, former collection
of Louis XIV. No 265