Oval gem with bust of a young Julio-Claudian soldier (Nero?)
1st century A.D.
Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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
Gift of Miss C. Wissmann