Gold ring with carnelian intaglio portrait of Tiberius | Roman | Early Imperial, Tiberian | The Met
Period: Early Imperial, Tiberian. Date: ca. A.D. 14–37. Culture: Roman. Medium: Gold, carnelian. Dimensions: Overall: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm). Classification: ...
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The Fortress Baths gems From: The National Roman Legion Museum, South Wales These Roman gemstones were lost during the period between AD 75 and AD 230. This remarkable collection of 88 gems (one of the largest single deposits to be found anywhere in Roman Empire) were found in the sediments of a large drain beneath the cold hall of the baths. They would have originally been set in finger-rings. Most belonged to the legionary soldiers, but some may have been lost by the civilians and women…
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Oval gem with Kassandra kneeling at the Palladion | MFA for Educators
Intaglio. Double-convex. Kassandra, facing left and keeling on a faint ground line, looks down while grasping a statuette of armed Athena (the Trojan Palladion) with her right hand, and holding a branch in her left hand. Kassandra is nude except for a swath of drapery falling from her right shoulder over her left thigh. Her legs and head are shown in profile; her torso is rendered in three-quarters view. She bends her head forward toward the statuette, causing her hair fall to her neck and…