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398, A man (Hephaistos?) making a helmet. He is seated on a wreathed altar and his anvil is of similar form. He raises a hammer. Behind it, two spears, one inverted. Dress around his shoulders and leg, the helmet is crested. Ground line.

  • Record Number: 40004603
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 398
  • Period of Original Gem: 18th cent.
  • Material of Original Gem: Agate
  • Description: A man (Hephaistos?) making a helmet. He is seated on a wreathed altar and his anvil is of similar form. He raises a hammer. Behind it, two spears, one inverted. Dress around his shoulders and leg, the helmet is crested. Ground line.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Belvoir Castle
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 77
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 398
  • Size: 17x13
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