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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

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.)

Height 1 cm
Width 1.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1869 - Sommerville Gem Number

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