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511, A cavalry combat. Seven armed horsemen with shields with head devices, spears, and a standard labelled S.P.Q.R. at the left, one with an elephant outlined on it at the right, in a mêlée. At the left a man on a plunging horse,and a fallen man wearing a tunic, holding a standard. Shield devices have grotesque frontal heads.

  • Record Number: 40005192
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 511
  • Period of Original Gem: Renaissance
  • Material of Original Gem: Onyx
  • Description: A cavalry combat. Seven armed horsemen with shields with head devices, spears, and a standard labelled S.P.Q.R. at the left, one with an elephant outlined on it at the right, in a mêlée. At the left a man on a plunging horse,and a fallen man wearing a tunic, holding a standard. Shield devices have grotesque frontal heads.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ladrière, (Guy), Paris
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 616
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 511
  • Shape: Cameo
  • Size: 27x20
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