Dacia. Design copied from Keystone of a Roman triumphal arch of Trajan probably the one at the entrance to his Forum in Rome. The keystone has been known in various Roman collections since the early XVIth century and is now in the Palazzo de Conservatore in Rome.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|65 || - || Sommerville Number|
|523 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 238, fig. 145, pl. 250
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 523
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