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Oval gem with chi-rho-tau monogram

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Light orange carnelian. Flat front and back surfaces with inward front bezel. Oval gem with the chi-rho-tau monogram combined with additional horizontal line bisecting the chi. Edges chipped along the back surface.


By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought from Bob Hecht Nov. '61); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Early Christian Period, 3rd century A.D.


Length x width x depth: .7 x .5 x .4 cm (1/4 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems