Naturalis Historia

C. Plinius Caecilius

Sardonychem eam gemmam fuisse constat, ostenduntque Romae, si credimus, in Concordiae delubro cornu aureo Augustae dono inclusam....

The gem, it is agreed, was a sardonyx and is displayed in Rome (if we can believe that this is the original stone) in the temple of Concord, set in a golden horn. It was presented by the empress ....

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from C. Plinius Caecilius: Natural History (Volume X. Books 36-37), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 419, translated by D.E. Eichholz, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1962, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.