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536, Facing portraits (profile right and left). Julian and Helena (Bernoulli), Commodus and Crispina (King), Marcus Aurelius and Faustina (Story-Maskelyne), Claudian period (Furtwängler). The confronted busts of Jupiter-Ammon (oak wreath and curled horns) in armour, and Juno-Isis (oak wreath with fruit; fringed dress fastened with nodus Isiacus). The lower shoulder of the male is missing.

  • Reference Number: 536
  • Description: Facing portraits (profile right and left). Julian and Helena (Bernoulli), Commodus and Crispina (King), Marcus Aurelius and Faustina (Story-Maskelyne), Claudian period (Furtwängler). The confronted busts of Jupiter-Ammon (oak wreath and curled horns) in armour, and Juno-Isis (oak wreath with fruit; fringed dress fastened with nodus Isiacus). The lower shoulder of the male is missing.
  • Current Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 482
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 536
  • Material: Sardonyx
  • Comments: On the back ofthe gilt silver frame a panel with the relief inscription:. INGENS . ANAGLYPHICUM . OPUS . OLIM .SANNESIORUM . DUCUM . NUNC . VERO .ACQUISITUM . IN . FONTESIANO . CIMELIO .ASSERVATUM .; this in a border of relief florals. On thefront of the frame are leafy florals, and in the wreath stop left and right are inscribed MANLIA SCANTILLAAUGUSTA and DIDIUS IULIANUS AUGUSTUS.
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