Oval gem with bust of a young Julio-Claudian soldier (Nero?)

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.279

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Light brown glass. Intaglio. Flat on both sides with inward back bezel. Bust of a young solder facing right. He wears a cuirass and a general’s cloak (paludamentum). At right shoulder, one half of a shield is depicted.

Provenance

By date unknown: C. Wissmann Collection (according to MFA archival card: from the Buffum Collection); gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA, April 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann