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Object Number 29-128-355
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Mediterranean
Section Mediterranean
Materials Turquoise
Technique Cameo
Iconography Aquila Severus

Sommerville: Turquoise. Aquila Severus. She was the second wife of Heliogabalus and a Vestal Virgin. She objected to marrying him because forbidden as a Vestal Virgin but Heliogabalus said, "I am a priest of the Sun and you are a priestess of Vesta. We can marry and must and they did. He lived with her a while and repudiated her. He took Anna Faustina his 3rd wife and Aquila Severus his 4th wife. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case T.

Height 1.9 cm
Width 1.6 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number 355 - Sommerville Gem Number

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