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Object Number: 50-1-116B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Sardonyx
Gold
Technique:Intaglio
Iconography:Victory
Nike
Inscription
Length: 1.2cm
Width: 0.8cm
Outside Diameter:2.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. R. Hare Davis, 1950

Description

Plain band broadening toward gem. Incised on inner surface: Victoria in cursive script. Gem oval, convex on outer surface. The stone has a layer of white below, orange above. Cut in intaglio is the figure of a standing Victory or Nike facing to right.


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