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114, Zeus seated frontally with a sceptre, his eagle before him, dress at his waist; to one side a fully armed Ares standing, to the other a figure, dressed with bare torso, holding a crossed stick. The ground line becomes a semicircle below Zeus, supported by the upper part of a man holding a trident (as if Atlas) over rocky ground or waves. Surrounded by the signs of the Zodiac.

  • Record Number: 40004802
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 114
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: Zeus seated frontally with a sceptre, his eagle before him, dress at his waist; to one side a fully armed Ares standing, to the other a figure, dressed with bare torso, holding a crossed stick. The ground line becomes a semicircle below Zeus, supported by the upper part of a man holding a trident (as if Atlas) over rocky ground or waves. Surrounded by the signs of the Zodiac.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 275
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 114
  • Size: 43x43
  • Comments: Set in gold with diamonds and rubies, enamelled roses. On the back wreathes and a stork, enamelled.
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