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Gem

Ring

Object Number:29-128-529
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Byzantine (uncertain)
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Antique Period (uncertain)
Byzantine Period (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Lock
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:529 - Sommerville Gem Number

Description

Sommerville: Bronze. A curious Etruscan ring having 2 locks. The 1st opens with a secret spring, the 2nd or inner lock with a minute key. The shank was also set free by a spring lock so that it opened on a pivot hinge. Etruscan Seals, Scarabei, Intaglios, and Rings, Case FF.

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 701, no. 529View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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