Imperial Roman Period
Bronze rings with intaglio gems and pates in original settings. Subjects are extremely difficult to make out, but the group is typical of rings and ringstones worn by the average Roman of the imperial period. A great number of such rings have been found on excavations throughout the Western Roman Empire.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1177 || - || Sommerville Number|
|266 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
|GL? (ancient glass project) || - || Other Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 272; taf. 49
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 266
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.
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