Imperial Roman Period
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.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|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)
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 290
[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.
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