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Magical amulet: CG 506

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

History note: Given by Mrs J.A. Venn

Measurements and weight

18
23

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Venn, J. A., Mrs

Dating

3rd-4th century A.D.
Circa 200 - Circa 400

School or Style

Roman Imperial

Components of the work

Intaglio

Materials used in production

Bloodstone

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 506
Primary reference Number: 124584
Gem catalogue number: B 325(CM)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 April 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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