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Object Number: 29-128-2515
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Post Classical
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Chalcedony
Silver
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Athena
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number2515 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Reddish Chalcedony. (Modern silvered ring setting) Helmeted head of Athena facing to left. The design suggesting gold coins of Alexander the Great. 18th Century, inferior workmanship.


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