Oval gem with lion and magic inscription

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century


Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.174

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. A lion, facing left. There are three lines of Greek inscription above and below. The reverse bears eight lines of Greek inscription, and there are several characters and some Greek letters around the bevel.

Provenance

Edward H. Hall; 1912, gift of the estate of Edward H. Hall to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Edward H. Hall