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Ringstone: CG 398

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Bust of a bearded man (possibly a Mage) facing; his hair is bushy and is especially luxuriant over his ears; the nose is large and the eyes circular and protruding. He wears an elaborate tunic, the upper part of which (visible on the gem) has an elaborate neckline. A Pahlavi inscription over the bust is read by Bivar 'pst'n ('L)yzd'n-'Reliance on the gods'.


History note: Given by Revd. R.L.B. Oliver.

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Oliver, R. L. B., The Rev.


5th Century#
Circa 400 - Circa 500

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 398
Primary reference Number: 124476
Gem catalogue number: E.16.1942
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 April 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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