Intaglio with Diomedes holding the Palladion in bronze ring

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 and plasma

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



Diomedes, crouching over an altar, holds the statue of Athena in his right hand and a sword in his left. Before him, a pillar with a statue. Groundline. Some small chips and scratches on the intaglio; ring covered with green patina. Green plasma, slightly convex, intaglio in a bronze ring.


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