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Faience portrait of Tiberius: GR.115.1937

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Faience portrait of Tiberius


Head, Julio-Claudio prince (Tiberius?). Possibly an inlay from a cult vessel.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 2 cm
Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Relative size of this object

5.9 cm7.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Ricketts, C. H. and Shannon, C. S.


Early Roman
14 - 37

Materials used in production

Faience (glazed)

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.115.1937
Primary reference Number: 69424
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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