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T219, MERCURY, AFTER CARRYING OFF THE KINE OF APOLLO, GAVE THE SHEPHERD BATTUS ONE OF THE FINEST COWS, ON THE CONDITION THAT HE SHOULD NOT REVEAL THE THEFT. BATTUS BETRAYED THE SECRET FOR A DOUBLE BRIBE, AND MERCURY CHANGED HIM TO A TOUCHSTONE. CORRIGENDA: MERCURY TRANSFORMING BATTUS INTO A STONE

  • Record Number: 40000250
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T219
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: MERCURY, AFTER CARRYING OFF THE KINE OF APOLLO, GAVE THE SHEPHERD BATTUS ONE OF THE FINEST COWS, ON THE CONDITION THAT HE SHOULD NOT REVEAL THE THEFT. BATTUS BETRAYED THE SECRET FOR A DOUBLE BRIBE, AND MERCURY CHANGED HIM TO A TOUCHSTONE. CORRIGENDA: MERCURY TRANSFORMING BATTUS INTO A STONE
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Apollonides
  • Literary Source Record: Ovid, Metam.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Prendeville, J.: Explanatory catalogue of the proof-impressions of the antique gems possessed by the late Prince Poniatowski and now in the possession of John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841): 219
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.338
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1351
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