University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-128-1869
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Nemesis
Branch
Chiton
Height: 1cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1869 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

(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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