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Oval gem with standing Roma holding Victoria

Red carnelian. Intaglio. Slightly convex front; flat back, with rounded inward bezel. A helmeted female figure, Roma, dressed in a short tunic, and with mantle slung over her upraised arm, stands in three-quarter view with head in profile to the right. The helmet has a long crest and the...

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By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

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Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems