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Record ID: LON-9B6D66
Object type: INTAGLIO
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Roman carved red jasper intaglio of a left facing bust of a young man probably Apollo. The stone has been cut into an oval shape and is bevelled the obverse side being wider than the reverse. Dimensions: length: 13.27mm; width: 11.22mm: thickness: 2.94mm; weight: 0.65g Martin Henig per comm writes "This is a lovely gem, a red jasper which I would date from its style to around the very end of the 2nd century AD. It is a full, nude bust of a youth with his hair bound with a fillet and long locks down the name of his neck. These locks suggests it is to be interpr…
Created on: Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 13th October 2021
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Record ID: LON-0335F7
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Greater London Authority
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A faceted octagonal biconical garnet bead of uncertain date. The bead is drilled and faceted on the outside. Dimensions: length: 3.36mm; weight: 0.6g
Created on: Thursday 16th January 2020
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2020
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Record ID: LON-4C8401
Object type: INTAGLIO
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A incomplete Roman oval cornelian intaglio, probably dating 1st to the 2nd century AD. The opposite side is smooth. The intaglio is decorated with an engraved cockerel left, head right. The cockerel was associated with Mercury, the god of merchants, travelers and those that transported goods. A Roman ring on the database with a intaglio decorated with a cockerel is CORN-7384FE. Dimensions: length: 11.17mm; width: 9.11mm; thickness: 4.09mm; weight: 0.59g. Reference: Henig, M. 1978. A Corpus of Roman Engraved Gemstones from British Sites. BAR British Series 8. Henig,…
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2020
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Record ID: LON-5A2505
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Roman iron finger ring with intaglio dating from AD50-410. The finger ring has an oval bezel containing a stone intalio, with engraved lion left. The band has a D-shaped cross-section and expands to the width of the bezel. The shoulders are undecorated. Dimensions of ring: length: 20.39mm; width: 10.58mm; wight: 2.06g Dimensions of intaglio: length: 13.14mm; width: 10.57mm
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2020
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