University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-564
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period
Green Jasper
Iconography:Apollo Helios
Height: 2.5cm
Width: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number564 - Sommerville Gem Number
305 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


(Unmounted) Helios standing to right, his left hand raised, a whip in right hand. Inscription [in Greek] on obverse and in snake-headed cable border on reverse. Amulet

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)View Objects in Exhibition
Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 305View 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. 704, no. 564, pl. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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