University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-925
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Gold
Sardonyx
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Emperor
Trajan?
Height: 1.5cm
Width: 1.3cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number925 - Sommerville Gem Number
288 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

(Modern gilt ring setting) Laureate bust perhaps representing the Emperor Trajan (98-117 A.D.) to right.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 288View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 728, no. 925, pl. 74View Objects cited in this Publication

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