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[1] Gem cutter, 1st cent. BC

Gem cutter (1st cent. BC), signed the famous ‘Agathangelus cameo’ with the portrait of a man (carnelian, Berlin, SM) -- it has been debated since the 18th cent. as to whether this is Sextus Pompeius.


Zazoff, AG, 12, 281-283, pl. 79,1.

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[2] Secretary to the king of the Arsacides,  Tiridates IV

Secretary to the king of the Arsacides,  Tiridates IV (AD 239-281). In the ‘History’ a…

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Michel, Simone (Hamburg) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Agathangelus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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