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Engraved plasma gem with a female figure

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An image of Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a female figure in profile to the left. The lower part of her body is draped in a himation which hangs from the left shoulder. She holds a sceptre in her left hand and a patera in her right. Her hair is long, hanging thickly like a veil to her shoulders, and is secured by a lotus diadem. The encircling Greek legend includes four unrecognisable symbols. Reverse: Inscription in two lines 'KOPPA'. Intaglio cutting, cloudy plasma, 21 mm x 18 mm, circa 100- circa 300 AD. Roman Imperial.

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Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: a female figure in profile to the left. The lower part of her body is draped in a himation which hangs from the left shoulder. She holds a sceptre in her left hand and a patera in her right. Her hair is long, hanging thickly like a veil to her shoulders, and is secured by a lotus diadem. The encircling Greek legend includes four unrecognisable symbols. Reverse: Inscription in two lines 'KOPPA'. Intaglio cutting, cloudy plasma, 21 mm x 18 mm, circa 100- circa 300 AD. Roman Imperial.

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  • Accession Number: CG 490
  • 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: 263.55kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:04:24 15:11:53

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2nd Century 3rd Century AD amulet antiquity clothes clothing diadem dress engraved gem fashion female Fitz_ANT gemstones Greek green hair hairstyle headdress himation incised intaglio intaglio cutting legend legends long hair long haired lotus lotus flower magical amulet patera paterae phiale plasma profile Roman Roman Imperial sceptre woman

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rgb(91,112,81), rgb(213,220,200), rgb(160,171,129), rgb(178,196,160), rgb(138,158,113), rgb(40,50,39), rgb(174,184,174), rgb(136,153,134), rgb(44,69,48), rgb(53,72,44), rgb(188,148,100)

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