N/A - Arch of Septimius Severus micromosaic snuff box

arch of septimius severus micromosaic snuff box
arch septimius severus micromosaic snuff box
micromosaic arch septimius severus snuff box
arch of septimius severus micromosaic snuff box
arch septimius severus micromosaic snuff box
micromosaic arch septimius severus snuff box
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N/A - Arch of Septimius Severus micromosaic snuff box

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A French 1820's burl wood snuff box with gold lined interior, the hinged cover inset with a Roman micromosaic representing the Arch of Septimius Severus.

Excellent condition commensurate with age

Dimension cm 8x5x2 the box - cm 6,7x4 the micromosaic

Thhe white marble Arch of Septimius Severus (Italian: Arco di Settimio Severo) at the northwest end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the Parthians of 194/195 and 197-199.

After the death of Septimius Severus, his sons Caracalla and Geta were initially joint emperors. Caracalla had Geta assassinated in 212; Geta's memorials were destroyed and all images or mentions of him were removed from public buildings and monuments. Accordingly, Geta's image and inscriptions referring to him were removed from the arch.

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