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416, A naked warrior with helmet and shield, holding a human head, his foot on a headless corpse; a helmet in the field. Ground line. Hatched border. On the back a figure of Nike, added in Roman times. Usually taken for Melanippos with the head of Tydeus.

  • Record Number: 40004879
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 416
  • Period of Original Gem: 2nd cent. BC
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: A naked warrior with helmet and shield, holding a human head, his foot on a headless corpse; a helmet in the field. Ground line. Hatched border. On the back a figure of Nike, added in Roman times. Usually taken for Melanippos with the head of Tydeus.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 347
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 416
  • Size: 11x9
  • Comments: Italic
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