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Engraved bloodstone gem with a bust of Helios

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An image of Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a bust of Helios, full-face, with a crown of seven rays set upon curly, loosely cropped hair. Above and to the left of the head hang two stars. The neck and shoulders are very roughly worked and are possibly meant to represent a rocky mountain. in the field are various letters and signs. Reverse: crescent and three stars. Intaglio cutting, bloodstone, 23 mm x 18 mm, circa 200-circa 400 AD. Roman Imperial.

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Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a bust of Helios, full-face, with a crown of seven rays set upon curly, loosely cropped hair. Above and to the left of the head hang two stars. The neck and shoulders are very roughly worked and are possibly meant to represent a rocky mountain. in the field are various letters and signs. Reverse: crescent and three stars. Intaglio cutting, bloodstone, 23 mm x 18 mm, circa 200-circa 400 AD. Roman Imperial.

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  • Accession Number: CG 506
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 105
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 684 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 405.33kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:04:24 13:45:41

Key words

3rd Century 4th Century AD amulet antiquity bloodstone crown crowned deity engraved gem faces Fitz_ANT gemstones gods green Helios Helius Hyperion incised intaglio intaglio cutting magical amulet male mythological mythology radiant crown radiate crown Roman Roman Imperial solar crown stars sun crown sun-god Titan

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rgb(188,186,182), rgb(44,56,51), rgb(123,130,125), rgb(106,96,92), rgb(84,95,90), rgb(146,154,156), rgb(147,164,156), rgb(80,70,64), rgb(76,83,84), rgb(91,106,108), rgb(160,88,76)

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