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Intaglio

Bust, laureate, of Nero (54-68) to left, the style that of fourth-century contorniates as much as first-century coins.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Neo-Classical?

Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.624

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems