University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-373
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Neoclassical
Date Made: 1700-1850 AD
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1850
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Trajan Decius
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number615 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
373 - Field No SF

Description

Sardonyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Bust of the Emperor Trajan Decius wearing armor and a radiate crown. Portrait copied from a series of large medallic bronze coins struck in commemoration of the millenium of Rome.


Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 615View 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. 690, no. 373View Objects cited in this Publication

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