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185, The emperor Pescennius Niger in armour but with no helmet, standing behind a small rock, behind which is a tree, a bow at his feet, extends a hand to two soldiers, one helmeted, holding out branches; above, cymbals, a bearded mask, a bell, and a disc are suspended. Ground line.

  • Record Number: 40005170
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 185
  • Material of Original Gem: Agate
  • Description: The emperor Pescennius Niger in armour but with no helmet, standing behind a small rock, behind which is a tree, a bow at his feet, extends a hand to two soldiers, one helmeted, holding out branches; above, cymbals, a bearded mask, a bell, and a disc are suspended. Ground line.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 594
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 185
  • Size: 22x22
  • Comments: Set in an octahedron of spinel on the suspension hoop.
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