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Object Number: 29-128-2129
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Republican Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Hyacinth
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Nike
Biga
Horses
Wreath
Palm
Height: 1cm
Width: 0.7cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2129 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern Gold Ring Setting) Nike driving a biga of horses to left. She holds a wreath in her extended left hand, a palm over her shoulder in the right. Since the attributes are reversed the intaglio is carried directly. Reman Republican, the design recalling that on Consular Denarii.


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