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Object Number 29-128-1095
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Imperial Roman Period
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ruby | Gold
Technique Cameo
Iconography Vespasian

Sommerville: Ruby. Domitian, eleventh Emperor of Rome. There are six small holes pierced through this ruby by which it was attached to a garmet in the first century. Gold and Bronze Rings - Cameos, Case QQQ.

Vermeule: Amethyst "ruby." Cameo. (Modern gold ring setting) Broken on right side. Laureate bust of the Emperor Vespasian, facing to right. Roman Imperial, undoubtedly by a gem engraver who was connected with the die-cutters of the Imperial Mint.

Height 0.8 cm
Width 0.9 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 1095 - Sommerville Gem Number

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