University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-557
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Height: 1.4cm
Width: 1.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number557 - Sommerville Gem Number
242 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


The Armed Athena, brandishing shield and spear, walking to right. This version of the subject appears on a number of coins of Domitian, who claimed Athena as his protectress.


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View 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. 703, no. 557, pl. 46View Objects cited in this Publication

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