University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-302
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Onyx
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Alexander the Great?
Lysimachus?
Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:302 - Sommerville Gem Number
276 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Chalcedony-onyx. Lysimachus, general of Alexander and King of Thrace. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case R.

Vermeule: Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Broken irregularly around the edges of the back). head of Lysimachus, General of Alexander and King of Thrace, facing right. He wears the horn of Ammon in his hair. The cameo appears to be an early imperial copy after contemporary silver coins of Lysimachus.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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