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165, Diomedes, cloak over arm, escaping from Troy over a wreathed altar, holding a sword and the Palladion statue of Athena; greeted by Odysseus, dress over arm holding scabbard, pointing to the feet of a dead Trojan guard or priest whom he has slain, behind him a block. Between them a pillar bearing a three-quarter back statue of Poseidon, cloak over shoulder, holding a trident. Top right, the gate and walls of Troy. Ground line. Inscribed by the artist, on the altar Felix; with the name of the owner, Calpurnius Severus, above .

  • Record Number: 40004872
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 165
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: Diomedes, cloak over arm, escaping from Troy over a wreathed altar, holding a sword and the Palladion statue of Athena; greeted by Odysseus, dress over arm holding scabbard, pointing to the feet of a dead Trojan guard or priest whom he has slain, behind him a block. Between them a pillar bearing a three-quarter back statue of Poseidon, cloak over shoulder, holding a trident. Top right, the gate and walls of Troy. Ground line. Inscribed by the artist, on the altar Felix; with the name of the owner, Calpurnius Severus, above .
  • Inscription Greek: ΦΗΛΙΞ ΕΠΟΙΕΙ ΚΑΛΠΟΥΡΝΙΟΥ ΣΕΟΥΕΡΟΥ
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: 1966.1808
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 341
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 165
  • Size: 35x26x3
  • Comments: Heavily polished.
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