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Gem

Ring

Object Number:
29-128-965
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Late Date:
238
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Emerald
Gold
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Roman Emperor
Maximinus
Signature
Description:
Laureate head of an Imperial personage facing 3/4 right. Sommerville identifies him as Maximinus, 30th Emperor of Rome. (A.D. 235-238). Cameo signed by Greek artist and reverse shows a figure of Victory holding up palm and wreath intaglio. The figure appears to have been copied from contemporary coins.
Height:
2.6cm
Width:
2.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
965   -   Sommerville Gem Number
290   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present (19 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 290
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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