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Object Number:
29-128-1869
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Nemesis
Branch
Chiton
Description:
(Modern silver swivel ring setting) Nemerus standing to left, holding a branch in her lowered left hand, and her chiton into which she spits, with her right. Graeco-Roman, the design occuring probably on late Hellenistic gems, was most popular on sold and silver coins of the Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41-54) and on bronze coins of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.)
Height:
1cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1869   -   Sommerville Gem Number

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