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Object Number: 29-128-1875
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 100-199 AD
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ruby (uncertain)
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Zeus
Throne
Victory
Sceptre
Eagle
Height: 1.3cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1875 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(Modern gold ring setting) Zeus enthroned to left, holding a small Victory on extended right hand, a sceptre vertically in left. Eagle at his feet. Roman Imperial, II A.D. and quite close to coin types of Hadrian.


Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38, no. 121; taf. 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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