Imperial Roman Period
Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Draped bust of a divinity facing to right. She wears a crested helmet. Sommerville identifies her as Athena, but Dea Roma appears to be intended. Graeco-Roman, probably of the first half of the IV century A.D. when similar representations of Dea Roma appears on imperial medallions and coins.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
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[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 687, no. 322
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