|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Imperial Roman Period|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
|Other Number:||1869 - Sommerville Gem Number|
Vermeule: Scarab: Carnelian, Intaglio. (Modern silver swivel ring setting) Nemerus standing to left, holding a branch in her lowered left hand, and her chiton into which she spits, with her right. Graeco-Roman, the design occuring probably on late Hellenistic gems, was most popular on sold and silver coins of the Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41-54) and on bronze coins of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.)
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