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Object Number: 29-128-1177
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: 3rd century
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 299
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1177 - Sommerville Number
266 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
GL? (ancient glass project) - Other Number


Bronze rings with intaglio gems and pates in original settings. Subjects are extremely difficult to make out, but the group is typical of rings and ringstones worn by the average Roman of the imperial period. A great number of such rings have been found on excavations throughout the Western Roman Empire.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2002. Antike Siegel und Glasgemmen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville: im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 78. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 272; taf. 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 266View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 743, no. 1177View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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