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Intaglio with Diomedes holding the Palladium

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Convex intaglio set in bronze ring. Diomedes with the Palladium. In front of him a pillar with statue on it.


By date unknown: Charles Dawson Collection (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 125: formerly in the possession of Charles Dawson at Lewes); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA (as 11.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 125 (1920; 2002).


Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, plasma


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems